"...It's because we're in F_____," (you said it, not me)
To find out why (and not just my forever sarcastic reply "Because it's time for another strike" or "Who needs a reason to strike? They're French") click on the following links for more info.
The two causes have joined forces to march the streets of France today, EVEN THOUGH there are supposed to be talks to try to resolve the problem TOMORROW (for the public sector workers). What is wrong with this picture? Why not wait until after the talks to see what is proposed to see if the problem can't be resolved???
Because THAT would not be French.
So what IS French? Perhaps the mentality, "Let's strike just to show the government we're mad."
WE KNOW YOU'RE MAD.