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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]

United trade union action protesting cuts in education 2018-11-14 [EI]

United trade union action protesting the cutting of 2,650 teaching positions in secondary schools 2018-11-14 [Education International]

Unions discuss Industry 4.0 and future social dialogue in Saint-Gobain 2018-11-06 [IndustriALL]

France’s mental health professionals are on the verge of a breakdown 2018-11-05 [Equal Times]

Teleperformance unions call on the company to respect human rights and French law 2018-10-23 [UNI Global Union]

NUJ backs AFP workers' stoppage 2018-10-20 [NUJ]

Unions threaten to disrupt planned outages at EDF reactors 2018-10-17 [Montel]

Government Unveils pensions overhaul but will keep legal retirement age at 62 2018-10-11 [The Local]

A Prostitute Was Killed in France. Is a New Law Partly to Blame? 2018-09-30 [The Times]

Protests Held Honoring the Life of Murdered Trans Sex Worker Vanesa Campos 2018-09-28 [Into More]

McDonald’s Workers Win Court Ruling Against Restaurant’s Sale 2018-09-08 [The Times]

French training system in media and culture under threat 2018-09-02 [UNI Global Union]

Unions call Oct 9 strike against 'ideological' Macron policies 2018-08-31 [The Sun]

Unions to strike over Macron's 'destruction of social model' 2018-08-31 [France 24]

Country set for autumn strikes as unions step up protests 2018-08-31 [The Local]

Air France unions press pay demands, stop short of strike call 2018-08-27 [Euronews]

Air France Unions to Welcome New Boss With List of Grievances 2018-08-23 [Bloomberg]

Air France's new boss flies into immediate strike threat 2018-08-18 [The Local]

Air France-KLM's New CEO Faces Immediate Union Threat of Strike 2018-08-17 [Bloomberg]

Air France-KLM names Canadian Ben Smith CEO over union dissent 2018-08-17 [The Financial Post]

Pilot's Union Threatens More 'Strike Action' from Air France Pilots 2018-08-14 [The Tribune]

Air France Unions Threaten To Restart Strikes in September 2018-08-13 [Prensa Latina]

Air France union threatens 15 more days of strike 2018-08-13 [The Local]

This month in labour history

5-01-1970 A group of mercenaries headed to Sochaux to begin work at a Peugeot factory in order to infiltrate and break the union. Peugeot initially hired 120 mostly army veterans including convicted murderers and other criminals. [more]

6-01-2014 Workers at Goodyear plant in Amiens took 2 bosses hostage demanding better severance pay. They occupied the plant and kept their bosses inside until the company agreed to triple the proposed redundancy pay. [more]