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Supreme Court Justice Smokin Wanjala (R) with other judges, 25 March 2013
25/08/2015 - Kenya

Kenyan court ruling on teacher pay will alleviate 'hardship'

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday said that the government must give teachers a pay rise of at least 50 per cent, upholding an earlier court ruling.
Altice Media Group boss Patrick Drahi
22/06/2015 - FRANCE

French finance minister to meet Altice boss over Bouygues Telecom takeover bid

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has summoned Franco-Israeli tycoon Patrice Drahi to meet him tomorrow to discuss the offer for mobile operator Bouygues Telecom by his company, Altice.
A striking French teacher carries a placard which reads in Latin, "And you... Najat Vallaud-Belkacem", in reference to the French Education Ministers, as they attend a nation-wide protest against new measures aimed at revamping the country's school system
11/06/2015 - France

French teachers back on strike after talks fail

A last ditch attempt by France's Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem to appease the wrath of teachers over a controversial school reform has fallen on deaf ears, as teaching staff went on ...
Martin Hirsch says the reforms are simply a reorganisation of working hours
21/05/2015 - France

Paris area hospital staff strike, protest reforms

Thousands of hospital workers around Paris went on strike Thursday to protest proposed reforms of their working hours.

Anti-racist protesters in Paris
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

French anti-racism working group opposes anonymous CVs

A government-sponsored working group has opposed imposing anonymous CVs to avoid racism in job recruitment in France. Anti-racist groups claim that the idea was vetoed by bosses' organisations.


French press review 8 April 2015

Business is the top story on this morning's front pages, with soaring values on the Paris stock exchange.

African press review 16 March 2015

The South African front pages are dominated by the tragic death on Sunday of Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane.
Passengers at Châtelet RER station during a strike last year
30/01/2015 - France

Strike on Europe’s busiest rail line ends after day of commuter chaos in Paris

Over a million Parisians on Europe’s busiest railway line faced commuter nightmare on Thursday when drivers went on strike because a passenger assaulted one of their colleagues.
Economy minister Emmanuel Macron.
26/01/2015 - France

Macron's economic reform to get easier ride in France's post-Charlie climate

French MPs on Tuesday began debating the proposed Macron Law, a controversial package of reforms designed to remove obstacles to French economic progress.

Flight attendants with EasyJet in France have announced a strike for 25 and 26 December.
20/12/2014 - France

EasyJet France flight attendants call Christmas strike

Angry over salaries and work schedules, flight attendants of the French branch of low-cost airline EasyJet announced Friday they would take strike action on 25 and 26 December.