Thursday, March 23, 2006

French Students Strike Over Job Concerns

French students are striking this week against the First Job Contract. At issue is a watering down of a college degree by so many people getting them and thus creating job insecurity.

"I don't want to find myself two years down the line without a job to strike against," said Armond Blanc who marched through Paris.

At issue is guaranteed admission to a state university upon graduation from High School. The future problem being a somewhat more open job market in the future as more people are qualified for working the 35-hour weeks in France.

"If the job market is open, we may lose out jobs next time we strike (scheduled for two months from now, the cause as yet undetermined). How then will I support myself between strikes," said Dominic DeBillipen.


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