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Transit Strike Across France Winds Down


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Transit Strike Across France Winds Down

 

PARIS, Nov. 23 — The transportation strike that snarled traffic, shortened tempers and frayed the fabric of daily life in France for 10 days wound down on Friday, with most trains, buses and subways rumbling back into service.

 

President Nicolas Sarkozy savored his triumph in the clash of wills over his proposed pension changes for rail workers, but there were still signs of resistance, and at least one militant union promised another strike if talks did not progress.

 

“My first thoughts,” Mr. Sarkozy said, “go out to the millions of French who need the trains, Métros and buses to get to work but could not take it anymore after 10 days of this hardship.”

 

Full story: NY Times icon_offsite.png - November 24, 2007

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