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French press review 30 October 2014

There are different takes on the controversial dam that is the object of protests in south-west France. Bosses are accused of pocketing money from tax breaks supposed to create jobs.
Bangladeshi textile workers demand compensation for victims of the Rana Plaza disaster on a May Day march in Dhaka
16/10/2014 - France - Asia

French campaigners tackle clothing brands on foreign suppliers’ wages

A French labour-rights alliance has launched a campaign to force top clothing brands to ensure their suppliers are paying their workers a fair wage.
The Medef's  "One million jobs" badge
25/09/2014 - France - Czech Republic

French bosses' union's 'One million jobs' badge made abroad

The French bosses' union has launched a campaign claiming that changes to working practices will create one million jobs in France.
Job seekers inside a National Agency for Employment . File 2013
25/09/2014 - France

French unemployment falls for first time in nine months

Unemployment in France fell by 0.3 per cent in August, the first drop in nine months.

People wait at a French Pole Emploi employment agency
17/09/2014 - France

Job security declining in French workplaces, study

Job security is becoming rarer and rarer in France, a new study shows.
French employer's body MEDEF union leader Pierre Gattaz (C), File August 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

French main employers association calls for cut in number of holidays

Cutting the number of public holidays, increasing the length of the working week, dropping the minimum wage, these are among the ideas the French employers federation, Medef, raised on Monday in ...
16/09/2014 - France

France's iconic left wing newspaper Libération to cut a third of jobs

French daily Libération on Monday announced plans to cut one third of its workforce to save the newspaper founded by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1973.


French press review 16 September 2014

It's hard to get a grip on this morning's French dailies...
Paris African beauty salon workers fight for rights
24/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

Paris African beauty salon workers fight for rights

The Château d'Eau district near Paris's Gare du Nord is a Mecca for African beauty and hairdressing salons.

French press review 21 July 2014

The French dailies are on fire with news from the Middle East, with front pages showing Gaza in ashes.