France -Public sector strike for better pay -May 16, 2014

Tens of thousands of public sector workers joined the 15 May public sector strike to demand higher wages and an end to austerity. The strike was felt in schools, hospitals, airports, city transport, police stations and government buildings around the country.

Tens of thousands of public sector workers joined the 15 May public sector strike to demand higher wages and an end to austerity. The strike was felt in schools, hospitals, airports, city transport, police stations and government buildings around the country. Air France reports that 115 flights were cancelled. Despite the turn out, government representatives reacted that there could be no wage increases before there is economic growth.

English: http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=218611

 

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