Urbin Report

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Let's not forget the French...

Political Yen/Yang blog brings attention to this UK Guardian article about a French bus company that is suing a group of cleaning ladies for, get this, car pooling!

They might have been congratulated for their "green" efforts in an area of heavy air pollution.

Instead a group of French cleaning ladies who organised a car-sharing scheme to get to work are being taken to court by a coach company which accuses them of "an act of unfair and parasitical competition".

The women, who live in Moselle and work five days a week at EU offices in Luxembourg, are being taken to court by Transports Schiocchet Excursions, which runs a service along the route. It wants the women to be fined and their cars confiscated.