That's right, this Thursday I'm going on strike. When I walked into the teacher's lounge not only did I find out that a bunch of my classes are cancelled this week but we're also going on strike. I'm not quite sure what I'm striking for (possibly because of the long, hard work hours) but I'm glad its Thursday not Friday when I only work in the morning. Its my first strike so far so I don't really know what happens, but I think they're fairly common since there is a board dedicated to them in the lounge. I was told that the strikes have become less frequent since Sarkozy took office because he changed a law and now teachers don't get paid while they're on strike. I, however, get paid because I'm a teaching assistant not a real teacher. So if all goes as it should I only have three more full weeks of school and then Christmas break and considering I haven't worked a full week yet I don't think thats very likely.