When I was young I thought that the UK had a bad reputation for strikes, I remember phrases like "Its the British disease". I think the UK loves to give itself negative labels.
Now I find that in fact it is a French disease, striking is something they do a lot. They strike so often I wonder if they are taken seriously. The students and some of their lecturers have been striking, it seems that this country tries to pigeon hole young people and the system isn't flexible enough.
I am finding out more and more about the problems that face the workers in France. High unemployment, high tax, but even if you find a job wages can be very low. Many thought that Sarkozy was the man to bring about change, can he do it?
Since Sarkozy's election the world also has this new problem with the irresponsible attitude of the banks.
The local paper is following three young people seeking employment, I guess because they are in the spotlight they will all find employment soon, anyway I wish them luck.
My picture today is a clump of bluebells growing in the garden last year, ding dong.
Ring in the changes.
The French word for strike is grève.
The French word for unemployment is chômage
PS.I find it funny that many Brits who live or visit France often dont know who the French Prime Minister is, they think it is Mr Sarkozy.