Jeff Steiner's Americans in France.
Resource for people that would like to live or travel in France.

Attractions

Culture

Daily Life

Driving

Links

Moving Planner

Podcast/Hangouts

Q & A

Reading List

Travel Planner

Videos

Expat Store
Currency
Services

Driver's License

Events

Foods

Garbage
Disposal Units


Insurance

Learn French

Tax Services

Telephony

Daily LifeStrikes in France

French Strike Vocabulary and strike update page.

Strikes (Grèves) in France are quite common; the right is guaranteed in the French constitution, with the public sector having the highest frequency. The last major, long-lasting national strike took place in 1996, in a response to the 'Plan Juppé;' it lasted for over a month. Every year in France has one public sector strike, usually lasting one day.

In France, striking is just part of the process. There is little bargaining between management and workers before things get to the decision stage. At that point, management acts and the workers respond. The concept of collective bargaining does not exist in France.

It is not uncommon at the national or local level for teachers, doctors, and transport workers to strike - be it long term or just for a day or so. SNCF (National French train company) strikes seem to be the ones that are the most disrupting, as France depends greatly on its rail system.

Photos of demonstrators marching in France.

Sign-up for the FREE Americans in France newsletter!



cookieassistant.com

HomeBack

Contact

Newsletter

About

Search Site



Travel Store

Auto Rentals

B&B's

Cell Phones

Hotels

Phone Card

Sightseeing

SIM Card

WiFi

Workshops

Terms &
Conditions

This site
uses Cookies!

Terms of Service

Other

Follow me
on Twitter.


Facebook Page

RSS Feed