These labor unions are very apprehensive on the question of Europe.

Urgent but provisional measures.

These guys aren't suddenly going to change their line.

[He said union leaders may have also seen the prospect of a strike as attractive because of approaching elections for union representatives and shop stewards.] The more you protest and show that you are sticking up for the rights of employees, ... the better you will fare in the election.

This is a very activist union movement, ... Because they can't mobilize people within companies, they often have to go into the streets.