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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.

Passengers at Nice International airport earlier this week
18/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots threaten to continue strike next week

Air France pilots are threatening to continue their strike next week if the company does not give in to their demands. At least 60 per cent of flights were to be cancelled on Thursday.

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.
A screen shows flights cancelled at Marseille airport
17/09/2014 - France

French government calls for Air France strike to end as 60 per cent of flights cancelled

The French government weighed into the Air France pilots’ strike on its third day, Wednesday, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron calling for an end to the ...
An Air France Airbus A319 at Orly airport
13/09/2014 - France

Half Air France flights to be cancelled on Monday due to pilots’ strike, CEO

About 50 per cent of Air France flights will be cancelled on Monday if the planned pilots’ strike goes ahead, according to CEO Frédéric Gagey, speaking on Saturday as negotiations ...