France's Strikers More Adamant Than I Thought
Well, they haven't yet; they're still at it, although it's only been five days. I suppose the five major unions' very survival is at stake here, so the strength of the effort is understandable.
At the same time, I must point out that there is now, perhaps for the first time in history (or perhaps the second), a counter-movement, displaying public discontent with the strikers. This counter-demonstration was promoted by the free-market sector of France (yes, there is one), and most notably by Liberte-Cherie, Alternative Liberale, and other groups.
[Thanks to AFP via Liberte-Cherie.com]
See more about this story at this Le Figero article (in French).