In the BB archives

13 February, 2008
March 10, 1905: French in strike threat shock
Page 47 
We have our labour troubles with bakers in this country, but they never become very acute. Parisian bakers, on the other hand, enjoy a reputation for being exceedingly restive and they threaten a strike every three months. It is not long since we chronicled the agitation in Paris against the labour bureau. This time the grievance is in connection with a weekly holiday. Nothing would strike terror into the hearts of a large bread-consuming population more than the certainty that they might wake some morning and find the whole town breadless. This is the desire which the Parisian bakers nourish, but they are unable to carry it into effect, owing to the resources which the government enjoy in having the military bakers ready to take their place.




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