Thomas The Tanked-Up Engine: French Railway Workers Strike For Right To Booze On The Job
FRENCH railtway workers are striking for the right to booze on the job.
Eight workers with state railyway network SNCF are in trouble for supping a rum, lemon and pepper punch while operating signals and points on a line north of Paris.
(The pepper masks the small of alcohol on the breath.)
In a video of the dinking, one worker says: “The rum’s going to my head.”
Two workers have been suspended. Others await their fate.
But the Confédération Générale du Travail union says it’s all no big deal. In any case, the pepper had made the drink hot and “no one finished their glass”. The union members are victims of “executive repression”.
We British wonfer if the French are having a laugh. Is it all part of an elbaorate game to see who can strike for the most ridiculous reason?
Will pilots strike for legalised LSD; nurses for the right to smoke; and bar staff the right to charge treble for night and weekends?