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France set for new national protest day with pension strikes to continue on Thursday 2020-01-16 [The Local]

French strike passes 40th day as workers reject Macrons manoevre 2020-01-15 [In defence of Marxism]

Indefinite strike for direct employment at Ibis Batignolles Hotel in Paris 2020-01-15 [IUF]

Macron Scraps Proposal to Raise Retirement Age in France 2020-01-13 [The Times]

French PM makes major concession to unions over pension age 2020-01-12 [The Guardian]

After Five Weeks Of Protests, French Prime Minister Offers Concession To Unions 2020-01-12 [Huff Post]

Govt offers compromise in bid to end transport strike 2020-01-12 [Yahoo]

PM offers pension compromise in bid to end strike 2020-01-12 [BBC]

French government fails to break deadlock as nationwide protests bite 2020-01-11 [Radio New Zealand]

French unions take to the streets in make or break pension protest 2020-01-11 [Radio New Zealand]

Nationwide protest in France over pensions as talks continue 2020-01-10 [The Daily Courier]

Tensions flare in French protests as pension dispute grinds on 2020-01-10 [RFI]

French strikers set to begin a 'total blockade' of oil refineries 2020-01-07 [Local.fr]

Pension talks resume as govt seeks to end standoff 2020-01-07 [Yahoo]

Critical week in France's pension reform protests 2020-01-06 [Connexion]

Strikes in France cause more travel misery on Monday 2020-01-06 [The Local]

French unions heading for showdown with Macron on pensions 2020-01-06 [The Guardian]

French unions heading for showdown with Macron on pensions 2020-01-05 [Guardian]

Self-employed workers in France join strike over pension reform 2020-01-05 [RFI]

French govt meets as unions vow to harden pension strike 2020-01-04 [The Independent]

Transport problems continue in France on Friday as record strike enters 30th day 2020-01-03 [The Local]

Govt huddles as unions vow to harden strike 2020-01-03 [Yahoo]

Rail Workers’ Strike Now Longest Since 1968 2020-01-03 [Democracy Now]

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians 2020-01-01 [Yahoo]

Union calls for a 'total blockade' of oil refineries 2019-12-31 [The Local]

New Year's Eve transport services in France hit by strike action 2019-12-31 [The Local]

Public funds, salaried workers power striking French unions 2019-12-30 [StarTribune]

French government slams hardline CGT union for 'obstructionism' 2019-12-30 [RFI]

After 26 days without pay, how are France's strikers surviving? 2019-12-30 [Euronews]

Crowdfunding and solidarity: How French rail workers sustain a record-long strike 2019-12-30 [France 24]

Government, unions exchange barbs in strike deadlock 2019-12-30 [Yahoo]

Paris protesters clash with police over pension reform 2019-12-29 [The Guardian]

France takes the lead in 2019’s culture of protest 2019-12-28 [GVS]

Unions Keep Pressure on Macron With New Round of Protests 2019-12-28 [Bloomberg]

Public on our side, says defiant union boss four weeks into strike 2019-12-28 [France 24]

More than €1 million donated to striking workers in France 2019-12-27 [The Local]

Retail Cashierless Checkout Faces Worker Backlash 2019-12-27 [PYMTS]

Union boss defiant on France's longest strike in decades 2019-12-27 [Yahoo]

What is the chance of a deal between the French government and striking workers? 2019-12-27 [The Local]

France’s transport strike now longest in three decades 2019-12-27 [France 24]

French strike: More disruption amid some concessions 2019-12-27 [The Connexion]

Union boss defiant on France's longest strike in decades 2019-12-27 [CNA]

France strikes: No let-up in longest strikes since 1980s 2019-12-27 [The Local]

A French union cut power to an Amazon facility in support of workers 2019-12-26 [Quartz]

Christmas transport disrupted by prolonged strike 2019-12-26 [DW]

Transport strike enters fourth week with no respite for the holidays 2019-12-26 [France 24]

Paris Opera's Ballerinas Dance In Protest Against Pension Reform 2019-12-25 [Huff Post]

Christmas Rail Strike Chaos As French Pension Reform Protests Continue 2019-12-25 [Forbes]

Paris Opera ballerinas perform in protest of Macron's pension reform plan 2019-12-25 [France 24]

Paris Opera's Ballerinas Dance In Protest Against Pension Reform In France 2019-12-25 [Huffington Post]

This month in labour history

3-01-1813 A government decree sets the minimum age for miners at 10. [more]

3-01-1975 The law on dismissals for economic reasons requires the employer to consult the employee representatives beforehand. [more]

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]