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02/10/2015 - France

Air France to see 2,900 job cuts, unions say

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.

A plane of French regional airline unit Hop! takes off behind the retired Concorde number 5 at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport near Paris
24/09/2015 - FRANCE

Air France rules out massive layoffs even if talks with unions fail

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.

The French labour court found the SNCF guilty on Monday of discriminating against Moroccan rail workers.
21/09/2015 - France - Morocco

Court rules French rail company SNCF discriminated against Moroccan rail workers

The French rail company, the SNCF, has been found guilty of discrimination, and has been ordered to pay over 150 million euros in damages to over 800 Moroccan rail workers.

A General Electric factory
15/09/2015 - US - FRANCE - Hungary - CHINa

GE to transfer 400 jobs to France

Energy giant General Electric is to transfer 400 jobs in electric turbine production from the US to France and another 100 to Hungary and China, the company announced Tuesday.

04/09/2015 - France

Air France threatens to cut long-haul flights

Air France has threatened to cut 10 per cent of its long-haul flights and lay off employees if its new restructuring plan is not accepted, according to unions on Friday.

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
02/09/2015 - France

French justice ministry promises action after report it hired undeclared workers

France’s justice ministry says it will address its employment problem after an investigation leaked in the press found it had hired more than 40,000 undeclared workers on a casual basis.

Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent (right) and Rajeev Suri (left), president of Nokia, after a press conference in Paris, 15 April 2015.
31/08/2015 - France

French government, unions denounce bonuses for Alcatel-Lucent boss

France’s Socialist government and unions are calling on the head of Alcatel-Lucent to renounce the reported bonuses of 14 million euros that he is slated to receive as the equipment maker is ...
EHS sufferers claim that mobile phones and other everyday gadgets seriously damage their health
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

French woman wins disability allowance for 'gadget allergy'

A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman who describes herself as an "environmental refugee" because she claims to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic ...
Young people are worst-hit by unemployment in France
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

French unemployment rises again, figures distorted claims minister

French unemployment rose to a new record again in May but, with figures distorted by an exceptional measure by labour exchanges, the government insists that statistics at the end of the year will ...
It was taxis v Uber in France Thursday
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

French taxi drivers block roads in strike against Uber

Main roads into Paris's airports and train stations had been cleared by 9.00am Thursday morning after a protest by taxi drivers caused major traffic disruption. French cab drivers staged a one-day strike