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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) with President François Hollande this week
18/04/2014 - France

French PM Valls faces Socialist revolt over 50-billion-euro cuts plan

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces a revolt from the left of his Socialist Party over his plan to make 50 billion-euros-worth of spending cuts.

The new logo of aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group.
28/01/2014 - France - Germany

Airbus to cut 1,400 jobs in France by 2015

Airbus on Monday announced that it will shed 5,291 jobs as part of the restructuring of its defense and space activities.

Tyres burn outside the Amiens North Goodyear factory
22/01/2014 - France

French Goodyear factory occupation ends

Workers at a Goodyear plant in northern France have agreed to end their occupation of the tyremaking factory

Goodyear factory at Amiens, northern France
07/01/2014 - France

'Free managers or no meeting' Goodyear France tells bossnapping workers

The bosses of Goodyear France say there will be no negotiations with union representatives until the two managers held captive by workers since yesterday are released.

Francois Hollande and Jean-Marc Ayrault at the Elysee Palace in Paris
25/11/2013 - France

Top French trade unions meet with government as protests mount

Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is meeting with leading French trade unions today to discuss proposed reforms to the tax system that would be debated in the National Assembly next summer.

Sephora on the Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris.
28/09/2013 - France

French employees and unions up in arms over right to work Sundays

The French government has warned businesses in Paris against opening their doors on Sunday, in light of court orders.

President Francois Hollande (L) talks to local union leader Edouard Martin during Thursday's visit
26/09/2013 - France

Hollande booed at closed ArcelorMittal steel furnace

French President François Hollande was met with boos and whistles when he returned to a steelworks in eastern France, a year and a half after promising to fight ArcelorMittal's plan to ...

Some public transport will be affected...
10/09/2013 - France

Major disruption unlikely amid union division on French pension reform strike

Hardline trade unions in France have called on workers to strike today in protest against proposed reforms to the French pension system, but without the support of moderate unions, major ...

A meeting on pension reform in July with Medef president Pierre Gattaz (L)
28/08/2013 - France

Unions pledge to fight French government's pensions reform

France's Socialist government has unveiled a major effort to reform its debt-ridden pension system.