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Too close for comfort? French bus drivers striking over new skintight uniforms
NY Daily News ^ | April 22, 2013 | Lee Moran

Posted on 04/22/2013 11:18:36 AM PDT by billorites

Their pants are just too tight.

Bus drivers in France are going on strike because of their new close-fitting uniforms.

Some 1,600 workers for RTM in Marseille are angry about not being consulted on the updated garments - and are now planning a 24-hour walkout in June in protest.

"I won't be wearing them. They make us look like we work for the Speedy! car repair company. The shirts are alright, but these trousers are far too tight," one bus driver told La Provence.

Union bosses are also mad about the new lavender color, and perceived lower quality of the garments.

"We reject the bottom half of this new uniform, which is the same color as the Gendarmes [French police] wear," said CGT transport union leader Bernard Gargiolo.

He added that "employees don't want to wear a uniform chosen unilaterally by management, without taking into account the views of our clothing committee."

But designer Jonathan Charles has defended the new uniform, saying: "People are saying they look like clowns. Well, that was already the case with the old outfits."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: france

1 posted on 04/22/2013 11:18:36 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites
Union bosses are also mad about the new lavender color...

Skin tigh lavender pants. Hmmm... what could go wrong? I think all Union members ought to wear these, except maybe the plumbers.

2 posted on 04/22/2013 11:20:56 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: billorites

Lavender? Faaaaabulous!


3 posted on 04/22/2013 11:21:45 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: billorites

My python boots are too tight.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 11:21:54 AM PDT by apoxonu
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To: billorites
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5 posted on 04/22/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: apoxonu

Your stink foot puts the hurt on my nose.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 11:25:03 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

“are now planning a 24-hour walkout in June in protest.”

One day? WTH is that going to prove? Boy, those frogs can’t stick it out on anything can they? lol


7 posted on 04/22/2013 11:36:53 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: billorites

“French _______ strike over ______”

Yawn.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 11:37:50 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: billorites

Am looking for pics. Can’t find any.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 11:40:54 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Hereyago...


10 posted on 04/22/2013 11:46:38 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave)
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To: billorites
'"I won't be wearing them. They make us look like we work for the Speedy! car repair company. The shirts are alright, but these trousers are far too tight,"'

The last time I heard something like this by the French it was about the costumes they had to wear for Euro Disney.

11 posted on 04/22/2013 11:48:19 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: billorites
TTINGWP

Regards,
GtG

12 posted on 04/22/2013 11:52:05 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: billorites

re: “We reject the bottom half of this new uniform, which is the same color as the Gendarmes [French police] wear,”

So the French police wear lavender uniforms????? That says a lot of France!


13 posted on 04/22/2013 12:02:35 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: billorites

Give them the Star Trek spandex uniforms.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 12:05:58 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: billorites

Lavender tights and a dildo strapped to their head.
There isn’t much you could do to the frogs to prevent them from looking like queer morons.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 12:13:04 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: billorites

“Jacques Too-Tight”

/first...


16 posted on 04/22/2013 12:13:32 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Moonman62
Give them the Star Trek spandex uniforms.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 12:14:00 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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mmmmm May I be assimilated please?


18 posted on 04/22/2013 12:36:43 PM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Syntyr

Resistance is FEWTILE...

/wipes brow..


19 posted on 04/22/2013 1:52:08 PM PDT by Yehuda
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