I was just having a look at fares on Air France and saw a warning that some of the air traffic controllers are on strike on Thursday.
Just a question for those who live in France - out of curiosity, it seems like there are many, many employment strikes in France, none of which appear to last very long.
Is that just how they roll there? The workers go on strike, the employers quickly concede, then it's business as usual?
Are the employees generally treated unfairly, so this is the only way to get the concessions they need? Or is it just how it goes?
Workers ask for something, employers decline, workers strike, then they work it out?
I really am just curious. Where I live, there are often threatened strikes, but they rarely come to it. We had a municipal strike last summer that lasted far too long (no garbage pickup in summer months), but it had been years since that has happened.
Are there more work demonstrations during the warm months, where more people and tourists will be affected?
As I said, I was just curious.