"À nous de vous faire préférer le train!"
"Avec le SNCF, tout est possible"
--Former ad slogans of the SNCF (French national trains), each in turn quickly dropped
(to spoil the ending)
Etymology: back-formation from English spoiler, or telling the end of a movie or book to someone who hasn't seen or read it yet.
--bon , alors je te spoil ou pas? j'en suis au tome 3...nan, t'es sympas je dirai rien.
--si tu spoiles, je ne t'emmène pas au musée de la vie romantique !
--Conversation I saw on Facebook
Martine Aubry, Parti socialiste mayor of Lille, snubs Prime Minister Valls who is technically in the same party (haha! For now)
Lawyers in Corsica
Employees of the fancy hotel Royal Monceau in Paris
Truck drivers, furious over a new tax for using the Paris Périphérique or ring road, threatening to block the city. Take this one seriously folks-- in France this always works.
SNCF (French national trains, toujours eux) workers on RER B, announcing (yet another) strike Thursday 9 October; also workers on the TER in the Alpes-Maritimes, on strike Tuesday 7 October; also workers on the TER on the Côte d'Azur Monday 6 October
Hope you don't have to take the (government-subsidized) SNCM ferry to Corsica any time soon. Management has announced they're firing up to 1000 workers; a strike is sure to result.
Firemen in Normandy, on "unlimited" strike
Garbage workers in Rouen. This one could last up to two weeks, sources say
Public school cafeteria workers in Brittany
Public bus drivers in Bordeaux
Hospital workers on the west coast of France
A young Frenchman is selling Eiffel-Tower-shaped bottles of Seine water online.