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First time in history: France 's nine biggest unions join together for million worker strike 2019-05-13 [Telesur English]

Unions protest weaknesses in human rights due diligence plan of Teleperformance, one of France’s biggest global employers, at Annual General Meeting in Paris 2019-05-09 [UNI Global Union]

Telecom giant Orange on trial over staff suicides 2019-05-07 [Canada.com]

Agitators, tear gas cloud May Day march in Paris 2019-05-02 [The Public's Radio]

Yellow vest protesters join unionists, environmentalists for May Day march in Paris 2019-05-02 [Deutsche Welle]

May Day protests placed under high security 2019-04-30 [Canada.com]

Report raises red flags about Telepeformance’s compliance with the Duty of Vigilance Law 2019-04-23 [UNI Global Union]

Customs strike continues to cause cross-channel travel chaos 2019-03-21 [The Guardian]

Eurostar passengers face five-hour queues in Paris as French customs protest rumbles on 2019-03-19 [The Local]

Schools, transport, hospitals: How Tuesday's national strikes in France could affect you 2019-03-19 [The Local]

Customs agents striking over Brexit reject govt offer 2019-03-14 [France 24]

More travel chaos in France as French customs agents reject government offer 2019-03-14 [The Local]

Trade unions strongly oppose increased tuition fees for foreign students 2019-02-27 [Education International]

The future of labour is female 2019-02-20 [Equal Times]

The enemy in the home – housing for the disabled in France 2019-02-15 [Equal Times]

As Macron Prepares New Repressive Measures Yellow Vests and Red Unions Strike Together 2019-02-11 [LA Progressive]

Police teargas protesters in Paris as unions rally over minimum wage 2019-02-06 [RT]

Reinvesting in politics and citizenship: the experience of the yellow vests 2019-02-06 [Equal Times]

CGT strike disrupts Paris attractions and schools 2019-02-05 [Connexion]

Workers Strike With Yellow Vests Looking to Capitalize 2019-02-05 [Bloomberg]

“No media should be a scapegoat” appeal 2019-02-04 [EFJ]

Grenoble: arson ravages France Bleu Isère radio 2019-01-31 [EFJ]

The revolution of the “third place”: working, sharing and collaborating 2019-01-25 [Equal Times]

Prostitutes launch court bid to fight law barring their clients from buying sex 2019-01-23 [The Daily Mail]

How Trans Sex Workers in Paris Are Coming Together to Stay Safe 2019-01-12 [VICE]

Strike at French 1.2 GW Cordemais coal plant extended 2019-01-02 [Platt's]

Eugen allegedly fires developers over pay dispute 2018-12-29 [Game Reactor]

Eugen Systems fires workers involved in pay dispute 2018-12-22 [Games Industry Biz]

Police Threaten to Join Protesters, Demand Better Pay and Conditions 2018-12-20 [Newsweek]

Italian and Polish journalists killed during the Strasbourg attack 2018-12-19 [EFJ]

Blue vests: Fatigued French police to launch their own protests and blockades 2018-12-19 [The Local]

After Yellow Vests, Macron Faces Even Tougher Battle With Unions 2018-12-19 [Bloomberg]

Macron pleads for calm as French authorities brace for more ‘yellow vest’ protests 2018-12-15 [Global]

Unions call strike as protests continue across France 2018-12-14 [Connexion]

Leurs nouveaux représentant(s) vont porter haut la voix des enseignant(e)s et personnels de soutien à l’éducation 2018-12-13 [Education International]

Newly elected representatives will carry the voices of teachers and education support staff 2018-12-13 [Education International]

Frances CGT union calls 48-hour strike in support of yellow vests 2018-12-06 [Reuters ]

CGT union calls 48-hour energy strike in support of yellow vests 2018-12-07 [Today]

French unions join protests, piling new pressure on Macron 2018-12-06 [St Clair News-Aegis]

CGT union calls 48-hour energy strike in support of yellow vests 2018-12-06 [Reuters]

Ambulance workers and students join ‘yellow vest’ protests in France 2018-12-04 [PBS]

‘Most cops support Yellow Vest protesters over Macron’ – France police union chief 2018-12-02 [RT]

Strike suspended at Total's French refineries, depots 2018-11-30 [Reuters]

Union urges power workers to strike on 3 December 2018-11-28 [Montel]

Total's CGT union members to decide on future of refinery strikes action 2018-11-26 [Euronews]

Business Strikes hit six oil refineries, two depots in France, CGT union says 2018-11-23 [Euronews]

Unions call for strike extension at refineries 2018-11-23 [Reuters]

Strikes hit six oil refineries, two depots in France, CGT union says 2018-11-23 [Reuters]

FGFO congress re-elects general secretary 2018-11-23 [BWI]

CGT union says strike affects two Total refineries 2018-11-22 [Reuters]

This month in labour history

1-05-1891 The Fusillade de Fourmies took place during the first French celebration of International Workers' Day when troops fired on peaceful strikers, killing 9 including Marie Blondeau and wounding 35. [more]

13-05-1968 Workers join students in a million-strong march through Paris. [more]

13-05-1968 10 million workers began a general strike. [more]

14-05-1968 Workers at the Sud Aviation plant near Nantes begin a sit-down strike, becoming some of the first workers to join student protests. [more]

16-05-1968 The French general strike gathers pace as around fifty factories are occupied by their workers. [more]

17-05-1968 Thousands of students in Paris marched for a second day in a row from the Sorbonne University to the Renault plant occupied by its workers to support them. [more]

21-05-1968 Workers and students formed a joint Workers-Students Action Committee to support an ongoing strike and occupation at Paris's Citroen auto plant. [more]

28-05-1936 32,000 workers occupied the Renault plant in Paris. 100,000 more workers soon occupied every major engineering factory around the city. A strike wave swept the country, involving 2 million workers in 12,000 strikes and occupations. [more]