France - Reputation of country dominated by strikes analysed - March 31, 2016

Several observers question whether the reputation as the world champions of strikes is really deserved for French workers. When you look at the statistics of the number of days lost to strikes in each country over the last 100 years, then France is generally in the middle of the table. Other experts in the field also claim the number of days lost to strikes in France has decreased notably since the 1970s. Those kinds of stats are often used to debunk the myth that the French spend their lives on strike, but others have doubted the accuracy of these figures which often put countries like Denmark and Norway at the top of those rankings.

English: http://www.thelocal.fr/20160331/why-are-french-always-on-strike  

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