Tuesday, September 7, 2010

On strike

Today many railroads in France will look like this abandoned one located in the 18th arrondissement as it is a national strike day. Unions and left wing political parties are calling for strike and demonstration in all cities to fight against the government project concerning Retirement.
To come back to the photo, this old railway in Paris has been left alone for years and will probably never be used again for train but we hope that it can be changed into a nice pedestrian promenade like they've done near Bastille with the "Promenade Plantée" (see my last year pictures).


Starman said...

Apparently, the Brits are joining them because they're on strike aussi.

cieldequimper said...

Hé, hé, moi je télétravaille...

Berit said...

you have a very nice blog, and I really like your pictures:)
I'm coming back to see more of it:)

Have a nice evening.
Greetings from Norway:)


Chuck Pefley said...

Telecommuting works well, apparently foe Ciel at least -:)

Beardedwonder said...

I understand the the french government are trying to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. Shock horror !!!
In england, the retirement age for men is 65 and will rise to 67 in the near future.
Who is going to pay for all the retired people's pensions?
Love the blog by the way.

Virginia said...

A strike in Paris??? REALLY??? HA

Anonymous said...

What's the name of this station? Is it la "petite ceinture"?