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Jerome doesn't say "strikes for political change", he says railway workers

have become a de facto proxy strike representative for the wider French work force, which is almost not unionised and mostly unable to fight for its rights

In other words, employees in sectors where union representation is weak (SMEs in particular) find that their own rights are better respected when unionised sectors like the railways take strike action, and are therefore inclined to accept or even support such strike action.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 16th, 2009 at 02:32:37 AM EST
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