The committee disagrees with the state party's statement that" a strike would be incompatible with this duty of loyalty and would
run counter to the purpose of a professional civil service"( e / c . 12 / 4 / add
. 3, para. 82), as this interpretation of" the administration of the state" mentioned in article 8, paragraph 2, of the covenant exceeds the more restrictive interpretations by the committee, ILO convention no. 98( 1949) concerning the application of the right to organize and to bargain collectively, and the court of justice of the european communities.