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  1. Introduction.
  2. Definition of its owns moral compass.
    1. The impulsion of the conflict: The willing of the government to reform the system.
    2. The opinions: Unions and users.
    3. The state situation: A reason to reform.
    4. The role of the media: Ethical and moral.
  3. Conclusion.
  4. Glossary.
  5. Indicative bibliography.

The American newspaper International Herald Tribune (Edition from Saturday and Sunday 17-18 November) decided to do its front page about the strike in France. That shows the importance of the strike and its paralyzed effects on the economy and on the well-being of the users. But that demonstrate as well a phenomenon of misunderstood for others countries. How cannot the national transportation work?
But this misunderstood comes from a cultural difference. In France, when employees are doing a strike they are protected, they cannot be fired. It is recognized as a right. The impact of the history on our society is strong and this heritage helps to understand the situation during a strike. The French Revolution from 1789 put in place a lot of rights in the goal of protection of people against ?Bourgeoisie? and ?Aristocrats?. So people were able to show their dissension against the Power in place.

[...] As we saw the moral compass is subjective and the interpretation comes from the system of values, can be influenced by the culture, and as well by education. Concerning the French strike, opinions can be different but can be influenced and be manipulated by the media as well. Firstly to understand the conflict, we have to analyze the reasons by a comparison between the advantages before and after the reform. Then take in consideration the opinion of the users in the goal to be neutral and understand to two views The impulsion of the conflict: the willing of the government to reform the system The initial situation was that the public sector's "special regime" pensions allow 500,000 workers to make two and a half years' fewer pension contributions than everyone else. [...]


[...] This exercise is like doing introspection to us and it is not the easiest thing to do. The moral vision is the spiritual and affective aspect of moral identity. The core values are truth, justice, freedom, friendship, and world peace. So in this situation these values are linked to leadership because they are higher as personal needs. The moral vision is the willing to influence society and people and in the same time try to change it in a better way. [...]


[...] The change of standard is always linked to moral and ethical aspect. The willing to increase their profits push the bank to put in place a system of variable mortgage called sub prime. Nowadays, the credit rates increased a lot and bank customers are not able to pay their mortgage anymore. This situation is very complicated for the loaner because if they are not able to pay they have to sell their house to the bank. This situation demonstrates the effect of a non-ethical way of business. [...]

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