Austrian General Strike --> USA?

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at
Tue May 13 01:20:43 MDT 2003

> A national strike has been called for next Tuesday, with a mass
> demonstration planned for Paris two weeks after that.
> Full:

Today is the day:

>From the BBC website:

France faces strike paralysis

A 24-hour national strike - dubbed Black Tuesday - is taking place in
France, in what is seen as the biggest challenge yet to the centre-right
government of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin.

People using public transport face severe disruption - with 80% of
international and domestic flights cancelled at French airports and vastly
reduced train, metro and bus services.

Schools, hospitals and post offices will also be affected, as will public
utilities such as gas and electricity.

The strike has been called by France's main trade unions as part of a
protest against reforms to the state pension system which would force people
to work longer.


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