French bus drivers set to strike over new uniform - as trousers are too tight

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French bus drivers set to strike over new uniform - as trousers are too tight


Bus drivers in Marseille, France, are set to stage a 24-hour strike in protest over their new uniforms.

Around 1,600 employees of RTM "Régie des transports de Marseille" (the city's public transport authority), will go on strike on 3 June because the new uniform's trousers are too tight, according to local.fr.

But, apparently, it's not just the tight fit that's getting their trousers in a twist - it's also the similarity to the police uniform. CGT union leader Bernard Gargiolo told La Provence on Friday: "We reject the bottom half of this uniform, which has the same colour as the Gendarmerie National."

The Daily Mail reports that one bus driver told the city's La Provence newspaper: '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."

According to msn.com, the new uniform's designer, Jonathan Charles, defended his creation, telling La Provence: "People are saying they'll look like clowns. Well, that was already the case with the old outfits."

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