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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2007, 09:13:59 am »
Sporadic, the odd trip was getting for sure week before last, but they'll be due to close for the winter any time now, anyway.

Why do you ask, don't see you as the "show cave" type, somehow?
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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2007, 07:25:56 pm »
Frog railway men to go on strike
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7049102.stm

Might make it harder for our rugby fans to get to Paris for this Saturday  :(

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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2007, 08:40:53 am »
Now French Airline has struck, apparently about wages & conditions, they want to be careful,
it doesn't matter to travellers where the airline or its staff come from.
Be just as easy to take travellers from Paris to Washington in a Chinese / Indian areoplane.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7065944.stm

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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2007, 08:42:44 am »
This strike at Padirac appears to be getting somewhat out of hand!

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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2007, 08:47:24 am »
This strike at Padirac appears to be getting somewhat out of hand!

That's what happens with strikes,
tempers rise,
things get out of hand   ;D

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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2007, 05:36:38 pm »
Just to answer your question Graham, I have a professional interest in show caves. If you need to know any more just send me a PM.

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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2007, 08:59:04 pm »

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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2007, 09:07:24 pm »
The Frogs are at it again
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7093373.stm

Good on 'em.  :thumbsup: Good to see workers sticking up for themselves.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2007, 06:44:12 am »
The last time a French government tried to overhaul "special" pensions was in 1995 and it sparked three weeks of strikes that forced then-President Jacques Chirac to climb down.

But the polls have so far broadly supported Mr Sarkozy, who says France can no longer afford to let some public service employees retire on a full pension as early as 50.


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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2007, 07:59:57 am »
Work for 30 years, then "play" for 30 more. Sounds like a generous pay deal to me.

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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2007, 08:16:36 am »
Now even the French Students are on strike.
Blimey, how can you strike even if you don't work?
Is it a French disease?
The new sick man of Europe, perhaps?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7102890.stm

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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2007, 07:57:44 am »
This strike at Padirac appears to be getting somewhat out of hand!

It looks like you are right,
now they are sabotaging high speed trains

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7105045.stm

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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2007, 07:21:11 pm »

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Re: Strike at Padirac
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2007, 09:54:33 am »
Now they are burning police stations
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7112497.stm