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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.

Air France Chief Executive Frédéric Gagey in Paris, 20 December 2015
15/01/2016 - FRANCE

Air France proposes to add to long-haul fleet in new jobs plan, unions

Air France plans to add two airplanes a year to its long-haul fleet in new proposals for the company's future presented to unions on Friday.
A board with an image of Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac reading "keep our planes, sack the bosses"
22/10/2015 - FRANCE

Air France unions vote legal challenge to jobs cuts plan

Air France unions have voted unanimously to make a legal challenge to an attempt to block the company's restructuring plans.
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.
French President Francois Hollande attends a ceremony to honour the decorated challengers of the 43rd WorldSkills at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 13, 2015
13/10/2015 - France

Hollande pleads for dialogue, as Air France conflict deepens

French President François Hollande has called for dialogue with unions, hours after five Air France employees were handed over to prosecutors on charges of "gang-related ...

French press review 8 October 2015

Advocate of "all White France", Nadine Morano booted out of Nicolas Sarkozy's party lists for regional elections; Volkswagen faces up to 80 billion euros fine for its polution-cheating ...

French press review 7 October 2015

The people of Palermo win praise for offering befitting resting place to fallen boat people; and the French government is trapped in union violence at struggling Air France.


French press review 6 October 2015

Tax evasion by multinational corporations will soon be a thing of the past. Pigs will fly.
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.