French police threaten to strike over ban on drinking on duty

From American Thinker.Com

April 25, 2011

French police threaten to strike over ban on drinking on duty

Thomas Lifson

Public employee unions claim all sorts of benefits for their members, but in France they take matters a bit further. The UK Daily Mirror reports:

FRANCE’S notoriously tough riot police are threatening to go on strike – over a ban on drinking alcohol on duty.
The infamous CRS squads have always been allowed beer or wine during crowd-control operations but the government wants it stopped.
The ban follows pictures appearing last October of riot officers drinking while policing a demo in Paris. (snip)
A spokesman for the SGP police union, which is planning industrial action, said: “We have received a new memorandum outlawing alcohol and this is unacceptable. CRS officers should be allowed to drink in moderation.”

Please, nobody tell AFSCME or the NEA.

Hat tip: David Paulin

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