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A striker at the Amiens Goodyear factory before its closure
04/02/2016 - FRANCE

French workers strike to oppose jail sentence on Goodyear bossnapping activists

Public transport in the Paris region was disrupted on Thursday and demonstrations were held in several cities as part of a one-day strike in protest at jail sentences passed on eight trade unionists involved in a bossnapping and what unions claim is a rise in the use of the law against workplace activists.

A striking French taxi driver holds a flare during a demonstration in Marseille
26/01/2016 - FRANCE

Taxis, air traffic, civil servants, teachers ... what are the French striking about now?

Twenty striking taxi drivers were arrested on Tuesday and another injured, as France was hit by work stoppages and protests that also involved air traffic controllers, civil servants, teachers and ...
26/01/2016

French press review 26 January 2016

The French government's plan for a new labour law was on the front pages of Tuesday's newspapers, following the publication of a report headed by one of France's former justice ministers.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos
23/01/2016 - FRANCE

French economy minister pledges 'de-facto' end of 35-hour work week

France's Economy Minister has promised employers the "de-facto" end of the 35-hour work week, introduced by a Socialist government in 2000.
Air France mamangers Xavier Broseta (C) and Pierre Plissonnier (R) surrounded by employees after breakiung off talks with unions
29/12/2015 - FRANCE

Air France to face strikes in January

Troubled French flag-carrier Air France is to face new strikes in January.
06/11/2015

French press review 6 November 2015

Western countries spark diplomatic clash with Russia and Egypt after linking Sinai aircrash to a terrorist attack; EU Commission adopts conciliatory tone in a forecast of France's inability to meet ...
05/11/2015

French press review 5 November 2015

President Hollande faces media storm for shelving reform agenda on election eve; And Real Madrid star Karim Benzema spends night in police custody over his role in Valbuena blackmail sex tapes.

04/11/2015

French press review 4 November 2015

Conservative press dismises government labour reforms as sick joke; brand President Francois Hollande as "Copernican revolutionary".
Illegal worker or those hiring workers illegally could have their sentences published on the Labour Ministry's website.
24/10/2015 - France

Black list for illegal work

A judge who orders a company or person to pay a fine for undeclared work could have their identity publically revealed on the Ministry for Labour's website, in a decree which comes into force ...
Jean-Claude Mailly of the FO union (centre) listens to Hollande's opening speech at the social conference
19/10/2015 - France

French labour negotiations overshadowed by Air France scuffle

France’s biggest trade union is boycotting an annual social conference.
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