Rail strikes can still disrupt daily lives

Rail protest turnout was low

Guy Groux is a political analyst at Sciences Po, Paris and he tells Connexion about the effect of last month’s strikes and demonstrations

Was the strike a success?

I would say it was unexceptional. When you look at the number of people on strike and out on the streets – and in France we have a big reputation for frequent demonstrations – this one was not a very big one, and certainly not when we compare it to the 1995 demonstrations against the social security reforms.

You have to understand that the context is totally different. (In 1995 there was a series of strikes with popular support. The railway network was in chaos for a month, thousands ...

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