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Chief Security Adviser for the United Nations Security Management System in Switzerland has advised us of the following information:

“I would like to inform you that a demonstration organized by construction workers is being held in Geneva.
The traffic on the Pont du Mont Blanc and in the City centre will be disrupted until the end of the afternoon.”

The procession is moving currently from the beginning of the Mont Blanc Bridge towards Plainpalais. This demonstration will cause disruption of traffic in the sectors concerned.
Staff is informed that any movement in this area will be slowed and / or reduced during the afternoon to early evening. It is advisable, if possible, to avoid travel in the area and it is also recommended that vehicles registered with diplomatic plates avoid parking in the vicinity of the demonstration.
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.. and really.... what do construction workers have to complain about? I've never seen so many new projects going up..
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Old 25.11.2011, 14:24
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Re: GENEVA.... anyone trying to get across town this aftn?

Demanding improved working conditions, thousands of Swiss construction workers were expected to down tools across the country on Friday.

In Geneva, around 2,000 workers marched through the city centre from the central train station to the Parc des Bastions on Friday morning, while another 2,000 workers were expected to attend a similar protest in Lausanne.


Switzerland’s largest trade union, Unia, said work had stopped at several large sites in and around Zurich as workers prepared to march from the main train station in the city centre to the Swiss Employers Association at 3pm.

In canton Vaud, work had stopped at “several hundred” small construction sites, union officials said.

Negotiations between employers and workers for a new national labour agreement broke down earlier this month after nine months of deliberations. The current agreement is due to expire on January 1.

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Chief Security Adviser for the United Nations Security Management System in Switzerland has advised us of the following information:

“I would like to inform you that a demonstration organized by construction workers is being held in Geneva.
The traffic on the Pont du Mont Blanc and in the City centre will be disrupted until the end of the afternoon.”

The procession is moving currently from the beginning of the Mont Blanc Bridge towards Plainpalais. This demonstration will cause disruption of traffic in the sectors concerned.
Staff is informed that any movement in this area will be slowed and / or reduced during the afternoon to early evening. It is advisable, if possible, to avoid travel in the area and it is also recommended that vehicles registered with diplomatic plates avoid parking in the vicinity of the demonstration.
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Old 25.11.2011, 14:27
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In Geneva, around 2,000 workers marched through the city centre from the central train station to the Parc des Bastions on Friday morning[/URL]
There is UN efficiency for you.. we just got the alert and as above it refers to problems this afternoon.
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says someone who lives in the sprawling metropolis of Olten

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says someone who lives in the sprawling metropolis of Olten

I'd prefer to live in Kabul than in Geneva...what a $hithole that is.
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I'd prefer to live in Kabul...
that can be arranged.
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that can be arranged.
...sign me up.
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that can be arranged.
Through the UN I presume
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Through the UN I presume
...no, for real?
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Through the UN I presume
I have low friends in high places.

come to think I have high friends in low places also.
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Re: GENEVA.... anyone trying to get across town this aftn?

I think Swiss RePAT is faster
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...sign me up.
http://reliefweb.int/node/461224
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that can be arranged.
+1..............
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I have low friends in high places.

come to think I have high friends in low places also.

But, do you have high friends in high places and low friends in low places. Or just no friends at all?
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But, do you have high friends in high places and low friends in low places. Or just no friends at all?
most of my high friends are in low places...

and no friends?... I take offense !!

have you ever met my friend Harvey?
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most of my high friends are in low places...

and no friends?... I take offense !!

have you ever met my friend Harvey?
Nothing to be ashamed of...I don't have any friends either...and look at me, I'm perfectly fine. Well, except the weird twitch and the tourette..
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Nothing to be ashamed of...I don't have any friends either...and look at me, I'm perfectly fine. Well, except the weird twitch and the tourette..
off topic... ( big surprise ) Mrs. and I went to the village of Tourettes in France a few years ago.. and I gotta tell ya... I was really disappointed.
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off topic... ( big surprise ) Mrs. and I went to the village of Tourettes in France a few years ago.. and I gotta tell ya... I was really disappointed.
Yaaawn, did you say something?
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