UTA_flyinghigh
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France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:55 pm

So it appears tomorrow will (me) see French people doing what they do best : abstain from working.

Strhaangely enough all unions are pushing for the aforemention strike :
http://www.radiofrance.fr/reportage/laune/?rid=235000144

Your thoughts ?

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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:58 pm

The French on strike?
Now, there's a really big surprise  Yeah sure
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:59 pm

In all fairness, with the feeble amount of work you French do even when you are working, I seriously doubt the strike will affect national commerce all that greatly.  Smile
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:07 pm

well, it does affect me...
tommorow program :

so programme : 6h20 : leave from girlfriend's place
6h30 : Fetch a coworker of mine not far from her place.
6h40 : fetch girlfriend's coworkerette
then drhaa�ve to CDG and have breakfast at the PN canteen
Then drive to my workplace.

Leave early (around 4.30 PM in order to avoid too many trhaafic jams)

Cheers,

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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:09 pm

Errrm, that was not exactly what you said.
Here is the unedited, adult version  Wink :


Poupinou - eyes burnt from watching the elcipse says:
so programme : 6h20 : leave from Poupinette's place
6h30 : Fetch Wally not far from Poupinettes's
6h40 : fetch Poupinette's tasty coworkerette
then drhaaïve to CDG and have breakfast at the PN canteen


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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:11 pm

And Europe had the cheek to brand strikes as "The British Disease" at one time. Bring back Napoleon, he'll get the buggers working Big grin

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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:12 pm

:: look at calendar ::

Haven't we already had April 10th?  Smile
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:13 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 5):
Bring back Napoleon, he'll get the buggers working

Actually, he'll get them killed in action...

But that is what war heros do...

Cheers,

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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:13 pm

AeroWesty, you ugly American  Silly

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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:14 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 8):
AeroWesty, you ugly American

:: curtsey ::
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:51 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
all unions are pushing

but what for really ? I mean is it just to show "strength" ?

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 2):
strike will affect national commerce

it will. it will reduce business of countless bistros, restaurants, bars and cantines. And it at the other hand will greatly incress petrol sales, as so many workers will drive to the demonstrations.
 
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:26 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
see French people doing what they do best : abstain from working.

......so will they'll stay at home and not bother blockading Calais?  scratchchin 
 
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:25 pm

Thankfully I am off and do not have to deal with the risk of delayed flights.

Anyone know if this is only a one-day thing?
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:57 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
The French on strike?

Please abstain from easy generalisations.

The acute observer will have noted that the strike is called for a Tuesday.
Unusual, since a good strike should be either on Mondays, Fridays or Wednesdays. (extended weekend or perfect week split)
Conclusion: it is politically motivated, as in "high party politics", not as in "asking for better pay, more jobs".
Proof: it is called by the communists and (hardline) socialist unions.

Every participant is promised a small flag (rouge oblige), a fancy carton trumpet, a plastic cup of warm wine with lemon, and a hot dog with a democratic choice of ketchup or mustard.
The casual tourist could be confused thinking it is the Liverpool D gate fan club marching on a quiet day.

Expect some public services to be moderately disrupted as well as some big enterprises (Renault et al).
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:31 am

Anyone still interested in a world government? (see thread on Mandela)

No thanks, I'll pass.
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:51 am

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 14):
Anyone still interested in a world government?

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well, it would be Bill Clinton as State-President and Dominique de Villepin as Prime Minister and Gerhard Schroeder as Foreign Minister
 
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:37 pm

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 12):
Anyone know if this is only a one-day thing?

Nah, they'd have to actually have a plan and stick to it for there to be a real answer to the question.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 15):
well, it would be Bill Clinton as State-President and Dominique de Villepin as Prime Minister and Gerhard Schroeder as Foreign Minister

This is scarier than the old joke about genetically engineering the world's most dangerous woman - Tonya Rodham Bobbit - she'll kick you in the nuts, cut your dick off and then make you wait weeks for medical treatment.
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:04 pm

So has the expected strike of April 10th commenced? Are there no baguettes? How are we stocked with Baba au Rhums?
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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:24 pm

It's 08:23 in Frhaance currently, and 707cmf is not at his desk.

Then again, he rarely is at work this early  Wink

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RE: France General Strike 04/10/2005

Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:59 pm

707cmF was at his desk at 8.40 am...

But it does not mean I was on A.net at that time, or on MSN

Cheers,

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