Apparently, as a French air traffic control strike took place last week,
so too another strike was raging.
Mont St. Michel, France's top tourist attraction
bringing in about 3 million visitors a year,
also went on strike, over transport access.
After a new shuttle program began, cutting out public transport and
bringing both workers and visitors alike to the site,
workers say their work day is now lengthened with a longer walk
as they are forced to take tourist buses and be dropped further away.
Car park costs have risen
and the mayor is already in trouble (hit with a fine)
for shuttling visitors to a spot where they must pass his shops and restaurants.
In retaliation, workers have been allowing entrance to both
the car park and the abbey for free!
For once, workers are not making problems for tourists
but making things easier for them.
With the new shuttle, reports are that visitor numbers have gone down
but with entry free at the moment,
numbers are rising.
Workers have been asking for talks.
Oh to be in France!
Info via Guardian.co.uk
(Photo copyright: Kirsten Steen)