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Bangladeshi textile workers demand compensation for victims of the Rana Plaza disaster on a May Day march in Dhaka
16/10/2014 - France - Asia

French campaigners tackle clothing brands on foreign suppliers’ wages

A French labour-rights alliance has launched a campaign to force top clothing brands to ensure their suppliers are paying their workers a fair wage.
French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal
10/10/2014 - France

Green campaigners, unions slam scrapping of France’s ecotax

Green campaigners and trade unionists have slammed the French government’s scrapping of its proposed ecotax. Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announced on Thursday that plans to tax road freight have been abandoned

Gendarmes police a union demonstration in Paris - they could be on the other side soon
03/10/2014 - European Union - France

European court strikes down France’s ban on soldiers’ trade unions

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered France to scrap a ban on soldiers joining a trade union, describing it as a breach of the right to freedom of association.

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.
French employer's body MEDEF union leader Pierre Gattaz (C), File August 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

French main employers association calls for cut in number of holidays

Cutting the number of public holidays, increasing the length of the working week, dropping the minimum wage, these are among the ideas the French employers federation, Medef, raised on Monday in ...
French President François Hollande on June 24, 2014.
07/07/2014 - France

French job creation summit opens with labour boycotts

A job creation summit aimed at spurring half a million much-needed positions got off to a rocky start on Monday as two major labour organisations said they would boycott the event.

French Prime minister Manuel Valls, in a ministerial meeting to prepare the Social Summit in Paris July 2, 2014.
02/07/2014 - France

France retreats on early retirement for workers in tough jobs

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls ceded ground to employers on Wednesday in a spat with unions over a new system to compensate workers in physically demanding jobs.
28/06/2014

French press review 27 June 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker’s election as president of the European Commission is the big story in France’s national dailies today.
26/06/2014

French press review 26 June 2014

A presidentially commissioned study looks into the future. A union leader defends the recent rail strike. And how will France face up to Nigeria in the World Cup?

Control tower at Charles de Gaulle airport, near Paris
23/06/2014 - France

French air traffic control strike to disrupt flights

The French civil aviation authority on Monday urged airlines to reduce flights ahead of a strike by air traffic controllers set to begin on Tuesday.

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