Constitutional Reform in France

Archive Report

Current Tension in French Political Situation

Brief strikes occurred in France last week as employees in post-offices, telegraph stations, and some other government departments and services signified their resentment over the recent pay-cut decrees by fold-ing their arms and refusing to work for periods lasting from 30 to 90 minutes. Meanwhile, the General Confederation of Labor, which was expected to make an early decision on the question of calling a general strike of all French union workers in protest at the government's action, hesitated before a growing public sentiment in support of Premier Doumergue's attempt to avert a threatened deficit in the budget for the current year. If leaders of the politically powerful civil service syndicates decide to refrain from ordering a major strike, it ...

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