Friday, November 23, 2007

French railroad strike waves a white flag, Sarkozy the Victor

Story: "...Yesterday, the strike of rail and subway workers that has crippled France for nine days was clearly crumbling, as workers began returning to work in large numbers and union branches conceded that support for the dispute is collapsing.

"We think a dynamic of return to work has begun," Julie Vion, a spokeswoman for France's state-owned railroad network, SNCF, said.

Union leaders began to concede defeat yesterday. "We have to face reality. Since yesterday's negotiations, things have changed. The strike is no longer the solution. The strike strategy is no longer winning,"...

Managers for SNCF announced yesterday that 42 out of 45 rail union committees have voted to abandon the national strike that has frozen the country's economy, and will return to work without delay."

Good to see socialsm take a hit, even in France.
This Sarkozy President really seems to have it together, and having the political backbone to both start this reform, and successfully pull the first stage off, is something incredible.


Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Yes. Sarkozy is good.

Though you can tell from his face that he is a bully who likes to get his own way.

God Bless


Palm boy said...

This picture of him, or pictures in general?

I'd rather have him be a right wing bully then left wing wimp leading a country. :D

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

In general, but I think this picture is no exception.

I think they need a bully in power.

SolaMeanie said...

As Teddy Roosevelt used to say, "Bully!!!"


Hannah said...


SolaMeanie said...

BTW, I neglected to say, "Welcome back, PB!"

Palm boy said...

Bully, indeed. Lol.

Matt, I think they do need a stiff leader in France. Sarkozy, so far, seems to fit the bill.

Hannah, indeed.

Sola, thank you very much. Never would have thought a British Columnist and a story about France would be what brings me back from blogger death.

Anonymous said...

That guy might be bully, but I'll tell you what he is for certain: give his nose a good pull, and donate some wiskers and a bushy tail, and voila... Nicolas, the Foxy Frenchie.