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Unions prepare to mobilise in face of uncertainty caused by COVID-19 2021-01-15 [Education International]

‘L’Equipe’ and France TV journalists strike over working conditions and redundancies 2021-01-15 [IFJ]

French energy unions plan day of action against dismantling of EDF 2021-01-14 [IndustriALL]

Unions at French group EDF ask Macron to end 'Hercules' restructuring deal 2021-01-11 [Yahoo]

Energy unions strike to defend public energy 2020-12-23 [TUED]

Country Should Act to End Violence, Harassment at Work 2020-12-15 [Human Rights Watch]

Despite OECD investigation, Teleperformance continues to be irresponsible employer in France and abroad 2020-12-12 [UNI]

France tramples on press freedom 2020-11-30 [EFJ]

LafargeHolcim accused of polluting Paris river 2020-11-23 [BWI]

French unions unite to defend the future of energy 2020-11-19 [IndustriALL]

Solidarity with Amazon Strikers in France 2020-11-14 [UNI]

Bill on security will prohibit dissemination of images of police 2020-11-13 [EFJ]

McDonald's workers testify to new allegations of sexual harassment in restaurants 2020-11-03 [IUF]

ETUC solidarity with people of Nice 2020-11-02 [ETUC]

From “Héros” to “Fachos”? Populism in the North of France 2020-10-25 [Our Times]

Unions lead mourning of assassinated teacher Samuel Paty 2020-10-20 [Education International]

Blizzard employees at Versailles studio strike over proposed office closure 2020-10-16 [Shack News]

Health workers in France go on strike as coronavirus cases surge 2020-10-16 [France 24]

French women face 1,000 year wait for equal pay, warn trade unions 2020-10-06 [Telegraph]

EFJ condemns attack near former Charlie Hebdo office in Paris 2020-09-29 [EFJ]

CGT leads street protests 2020-09-25 [BWI]

“You don’t ask for power, you grab it!” – in Paris, migrant housekeeping staff are taking on a hotel giant 2020-09-21 [Equal Times]

“You don’t ask for power, you grab it!” – in Paris, migrant housekeeping staff are taking on a hotel giant 2020-09-17 [Equal Times]

Construction sector benefits from government stimulus plan 2020-09-13 [BWI]

More French workers demand a share of Macron's Covid-19 bonus 2020-08-06 [RFI]

Municipalist France! 2020-08-05 [Minim]

French health workers sign historic agreement 2020-07-31 [PSI]

In a show of gratitude for frontline workers, France will give $9 billion worth of pay raises to healthcare workers 2020-07-15 [Biz Insider]

Coronavirus: health workers given pay rises worth €8bn 2020-07-14 [BBC]

Airbus workers stage rare protest over job cuts 2020-07-09 [Reuters]

Teachers’ unions ask to be heard and assert their profession 2020-07-08 [EI]

Teachers’ unions ask to be heard and assert their profession 2020-07-07 [Education International]

Bayonne: Bus driver left brain dead after being 'attacked over face masks' 2020-07-07 [BBC]

'Revolting' - French workers at Nokia-owned plant protest layoffs 2020-07-01 [Reuters]

French government, unions tell Airbus, Air France to minimize job cuts 2020-07-01 [Reuters]

Global agreement with Renault must entail negotiation of restructuring 2020-06-07 [IndustriALL]

Ryanair staff in France accuse airline of 'redundancy blackmail' 2020-06-02 [The Guardian]

Amazon France 2020-05-26 [Opendemocracy]

Macron government faces tough talks on French hospital revamp in wake of Covid-19 2020-05-25 [France 24]

Amazon to reopen French warehouses after union deal for COVID-19 safety 2020-05-17 [Techzimo]

Teacher unions insist on health guarantees for students and their teachers for the reopening of education facilities 2020-05-16 [EI]

Court backs workers in Amazon row over virus measures 2020-04-25 [Canada.com]

Court to rule on Amazon union spat as vendors struggle 2020-04-24 [Canada.com]

Amazon to extend French warehouse closures after union dispute 2020-04-20 [Canada.com]

Amazon closes French warehouses after court ruling on coronavirus 2020-04-16 [The Guardian]

Court orders Amazon to suspend non-essential sales 2020-04-15 [CTV]

Health workers hampered by disinvestment as they battle the coronavirus 2020-04-11 [Ricochet]

Unions concerned about health and safety at relaunched construction sites 2020-04-08 [BWI]

France's Renault puts Paris white collar staff on partial unemployment 2020-03-30 [CNA]

Bouygues Telecom to put 20% of staff on partial unemployment 2020-03-30 [The Financial Post]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-01-1941 The Nazi occupier extends the working day by half an hour without raising wages. The CUSA, underground unions, use discontent to engage mineworkers in direct action. [more]

2-01-1941 The miners of Nord Pas-de-Calais begIn a series of 30-minute flash strikes until the arrest of 200 workers by the German occupation forces. [more]

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]

4-01-1966 Feyzin refinery disaster, near Lyon: the explosion killed 18 people, including 11 firefighters, and around 100 injured. [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]

5-01-1987 90 SNCF depots out of 94 still on strike and traffic totally paralyzed. This will last until January 9. According to the data, 90% of rolling staff and 70% of office workers participated in the strike. [more]

5-01-1944 The CGT cheered the numerous strikes in recent months and the "willingness of the workers to overcome the current difficulties and despite the repression, the occupation and the terror to wrest their legitimate demands with a fierce struggle". [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]

13-01-191 10,000 miners start a week of strike action in the Alsace coal mines against wage cuts and the mark-franc exchange rate. The latter is postponed. [more]

13-01-1982 Under pressure from trade unions the Socialist government introduces the 39-hour week and a fifth week of paid leave. [more]