Salt of the Earth – the Rolling Stones

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Let’s drink to the salt of the Earth…

Today, the French railroad (SNCF) and parisian tub (RATP) workers start again to strike and it is a real good thing.
Since the end of the Second War, they can be retired earlier than the other workers. Why ? because their job was arduous. Because particularly they belong to strong trade unions. Since always they fight for their rights.
The governemnt wants to stop their special social benefit.
No train, no subway today ! Most of the others workers are angry because they can’t go to work. They think that the French government is right to stop this « social injustice » : SNCF and RATP workers should work as long as the other workers.

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No train, no subway today !

Day by day reading newspaper belonging to big Companies, watching day by day TV news belonging to government or big companies, earing day by day news from radios belonging to private companies, French workers became egoist, jalous and… stupid.
Egoist cuz they think only to their own little problem « how to go to work today ? »
Jalous about the social conquest which SNCF and RATP workers got after fighting. I remember my father who was a worker in a private company. He wasn’t jalous. He always fight against his boss, telling that he wanted to have the same social security benefits than governemnt or SNCF, RATP workers. The public companies were for him, a social model, a match to reach, not to destroy.
Stupid cuz French workers don’t understand that after SNCF and RATP workers will loose their earlier retired, the governemnt will obliged all the workers to take their retired more later.
French workers have lost their pride. Their don’t watch up any more. We are the first generation thinking that we should work harder and longer than our parents.
Yes, we live longer than our parents. Yes, our occidental nations have more and more old citizens. Yes, we have to pay for them.
But why the fantastic profits got by the technical and scientific progress are falling in the pocket of the big companies owners ?
Meanwhile young people are searching in vain for a job, French government want that our grand fathers go on work. Everybody knows that in France, when you are 50 years old, you don’t find a job anymore. The companies prefer young workers who are afraid to loose their job and don’t ask for a high salary.
Now French workers are afraid. They pay private social companies for their retired and their diseases… very good for the companies meanwhile the French governement is destroying the public social protection.

Workers are all the Salt of the Earth, not the companies. Workers shouldn’t fight against themselves, they should fight against private big companies and their friends in governement.

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~ by nournours on November 14, 2007.

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