After eight months of tough negotiations, employers and trade unions struck a deal on Friday to raise the contribution period necessary for workers to get their full rate pension.
A fleet of government cars pulled up outside the run-down estates of Mureaux on the outskirts of Paris on Monday, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the worst rioting in the history of France's suburbs.
After Egypt and Jordan, French Prime minister Manuel Valls is due to visit Saudi Arabia on Monday for the final leg of his four-day tour of the Middle East.
Six Air France workers, suspected of attacking their bosses last week, were arrested on Monday, on the heels of fresh talks between management and unions.
Hundreds of Air France workers stormed office headquarters at Charles de Gaulle Roissy airport, on Monday, breaking up a last-ditch staff meeting.
Air France will slash 2,900 jobs, retire 14 long-haul planes and reduce flights as part of an alternative restructuring plan, union officials said Friday.
Air France management has ruled out massive layoffs even if negotiations with trade unions fail to reach agreement on its plan to reform the troubled company.