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September 7th day of strikes: What you should know city by city

Oh là là. Pas encore. Especially for striking against raising the retirement age, a necessary evil if the French government is to not go broke and be able to finance its public debt. They’ve announced raising it from the current 60 years old to 62 over the course of 8 years. If you’re in France on Tuesday September 7th, look out for heavy disruptions in public transport, among other services (post office, schools…). RATP, the Parisian region transport authority, has posted updates for tomorrow’s traffic here. SNCF, the national railway operator, has posted information as well here. You can find information for other metro areas transport below, mostly in French. Figaro gives a good breakdown too, en français.

Lyon, Grenoble, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux,Strasbourg, Lille, Nice, Nantes, Rennes, Dijon, Brest, Caen, La Rochelle, Le Havre.

Former Socialist Party Presidential candidate Ségolène Royal has stated that “if the French come out in numbers to demonstrate in the street, the government will have to take that into account.” More on this tomorrow…I know I have an important meeting on the other side of Paris tomorrow morning for work, might risk the RATP system, Vélib it or taxi…we’ll see. Bon courage à tous!

  1. London
    September 6th, 2010 at 13:16 | #1

    Bon courage à toi! Je crois qu’il sera pire à Paris que la Cote d’Azur.

  2. September 6th, 2010 at 13:17 | #2

    As irritating as these strikes are (and they are) you kinda get used to them as long as they don’t last.
    Thank goodness I cyber commute. But the French strike first and then negotiate.

  1. September 23rd, 2010 at 00:18 | #1
  2. October 11th, 2010 at 10:52 | #2
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