Workers’ general strike in Monaco


As mentioned in this blog post, people often get the impression from media reports that Belgium is a small prosperous country with few if any conflicts between rich and poor people. Belgium may be comparatively small, but the rest is not true.

About Monaco, people often get the impression from media reports that it is a still much smaller country, where only the princely family and other rich people live; and where tourists win or (more often) lose much money in the casino. Monaco really is much smaller than Belgium, but the rest of that is again not true; as the video shows.

The video says, translated from French:

Thursday, February 7, 2019, general strike and demonstration in Monaco

About 600 workers, all sectors combined, took to the streets of the Principality at the call of the Federation of Trade Unions of Monaco. Central to the discontent are wages and working conditions that could seriously deteriorate with the upcoming revision of the labor law of Monaco.

A report by Véronique Varin and Laurent Verdi for France 3 Côte d’Azur.

Monaco workers on strike


This video is called Monaco strike.

From British daily The Morning Star:

Workers in Monaco gamble on mass strike

Thursday 16 April 2009

ROULETTE wheels stopped spinning in the Mediterranean principality of Monaco on Thursday as employees went on strike to protest against job cuts.

Monaco is known more as a stomping ground for the rich and famous than as a centre of industrial unrest, but union federation USM explained that the country has lost more than 11 per cent of its jobs over the past decade.

The USM said that bankers, factory, hospital, supermarket, hotel and casino staff and even members of Monaco’s Philharmonic Orchestra had walked off the job.

Some of the stoppages lasted just a few hours, while others lasted the entire day.

Thousands of workers joined an afternoon march to the Sainte Devote square, despite rainy weather.