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An Air France Airbus at Nicve airport in the south of France
17/10/2014 - France

Air France reaches agreement with pilots of Transavia low-cost arm

Air France has reached an agreement with pilots’ unions to develop its low-cost arm, Transavia, the cause of the 14-day strike in September.
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.
Air France didn't take off in September
08/10/2014 - France

Air France September traffic falls 16 per cent after pilots’ strike

Air France’s traffic fell 15.9 per cent in September, when pilots’ staged a two-week strike, reducing income by an estimated 320-350 million euros, the Franco-Dutch airline announced on ...
Gendarmes police a union demonstration in Paris - they could be on the other side soon
03/10/2014 - European Union - France

European court strikes down France’s ban on soldiers’ trade unions

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered France to scrap a ban on soldiers joining a trade union, describing it as a breach of the right to freedom of association.

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.

"Pilots on strike for our future," reads a sticker on a striker's uniform during a rally in Paris on Tuesday
24/09/2014 - France

Minister’s claim of Air France climbdown in pilots’ strike 'premature', report

Air France on Wednesday contradicted French Transport Minister Alain Vidalies’s claim that it had scrapped plans for Transavia Europe, the part of its low-cost arm that has sparked a ...
Not taking off -  Air France planes at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport
23/09/2014 - France

Air France strike drags on as pilots protest outside parliament

Air France said it would cancel 54 per cent of its flights on Wednesday - the 10th day of a strike by pilots, who rallied outside the French parliament on Tuesday afternoon.
An Air France Airbus A319 at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, Paris, 17 September 2014.
22/09/2014 - France

Air France offers to freeze low-cost plan in bid to end strike

Air France offered on Monday to suspend the expansion of its low-cost operation Transavia in a bid to end the strike which has paralysed the flag carrier for more than a week.

Marseille airport on Friday
21/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots extend strike for second week

Pilots at Air France have voted to continue their strike for a second week with the company cancelling more flights on Sunday than on preceding days.