Thursday, April 12, 2007
France strikes no more
Let me take a guess. When you think of a country constantly on strike do you happen to think of France? I bet you do... And though, apparently(*), despite a common belief the French "strike rate" is - and has long time been - pretty "normal". I came across a very interesting study (in French) which shows that, over the last century, we have always been "behind" Italy, Spain, Greece, Canada... More surprisingly, the latest figures (1998 - 2004) show that countries we look up to (socially wise) like Denmark, Norway or Finland happen to go more often on strike than France!
(*) I said "apparently" because other studies show different results.