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Les Français descendent dans la rue


Selon Associated Press plus d'un million de personnes ont cessé de travailler et ont manifesté aujourd'hui en France. Selon les syndicats le nombre de grévistes serait plus grand à plus de 3 millions. Le temps printanier aurait sans doute incité les gens à sortir en plus grand nombre! Les manifestants exigent un changement de politique de la part de Nicolas Sarkozy. Ils recherchent des "gestes forts" en matière de salaires, d'emplois et de services publics.

Mais les grèves ont eu peu d'effet sur les transports parisiens. Entre 30% et 60%, c'est le nombre d'enseignants qui auraient fait grève. Ce sont les employés des entreprises privées qui étaient les plus nombreux à descendre dans les rues. En Province il y avait des manifestations importantes dans toutes les grandes villes, comme pour le 29 janvier.

Est-ce que ces manifestations et grèves vont servir à quelque chose? Sont-elles devenues une habitude lasse? Selon les conducteurs de métro préfèrent travailler pour ne pas perdre leurs 400 euros de salaire. S'agit-il de réalisme ou de défaitisme? La France souffre des mêmes symptômes de la crise que tous les pays développés et les séquelles du chômage seront sans doute graves pour des milliers de personnes, mais elles sont malheureusement inévitables. Il serait naïf d'imaginer le contraire.

Si une grève pouvait apporter des changements de politique valables, je serais pour. Mais dans ce cas elle a l'air d'un geste sans objectif précis.


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