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France Ubisoft workers stage Valentine’s Day strike for fair pay [UNI] 15-02-2024

France Unions call for strikes at Ubisoft studios in France to protest wages: 'We cannot tolerate being treated as expendable to mitigate their bad decisions' [PC Gamer] 14-02-2024

France Sustained union action against the collapse of public education [Education International] 08-02-2024

France Teachers go on strike, piling pressure on embattled education minister [France 24] 02-02-2024

France Taxis, lorry drivers: will other workers join French farmer protests? [The Connexion] 26-01-2024

France Police protest highlights threat of strike action during Paris Olympics [France 24] 19-01-2024

France Striking Workers Have Shut Down the Eiffel Tower in Paris [Art News] 29-12-2023

France Major French union claims members targeted over pension protests [The Local] 06-12-2023

France Support for journalists at France 3 in their third week of strike action [EFJ] 24-11-2023

France Undocumented Workers Are Challenging France’s Olympics Juggernaut — and Winning [Jacobin] 12-11-2023


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Ubisoft workers stage Valentine’s Day strike for fair pay 2024-02-15 [UNI]

Ubisoft workers on strike over salary today 2024-02-15 [GamesIndustry.biz]

Unions call for strikes at Ubisoft studios in France to protest wages: 'We cannot tolerate being treated as expendable to mitigate their bad decisions' 2024-02-14 [PC Gamer]

Employees of the UBISOFT video game will strike in France in favor of fair wages 2024-02-13 [Tech Story]

Sustained union action against the collapse of public education 2024-02-08 [Education International]

Ubisoft video game workers to strike for fair wages 2024-02-07 [UNI]

Port workers strike in Le Havre: How are ferries affected? 2024-02-05 [The Connexion]

Teachers go on strike, piling pressure on embattled education minister 2024-02-02 [France 24]

EDF’s largest union to quit strikes over low turnout 2024-01-31 [Montel]

Taxis, lorry drivers: will other workers join French farmer protests? 2024-01-26 [The Connexion]

France French journalist threatened with expulsion over 'malicious' reporting 2024-01-25 [IFJ]

France French regulator fines Amazon $35 million over its surveillance system of warehouse workers 2024-01-23 [TechCrunch]

France What role can artificial intelligence play in the social and professional integration of people with disabilities? 2024-01-22 [Equal Times]

Police protest highlights threat of strike action during Paris Olympics 2024-01-19 [France 24]

Strike prevents restart of 915 MW reactor – union 2024-01-11 [Montel]

Strikes shut doors at world-famous French monuments 2024-01-05 [News.com.au]

Striking Workers Have Shut Down the Eiffel Tower in Paris 2023-12-29 [Art News]

Eiffel Tower shut as workers go on strike 2023-12-27 [France24]

Iran Five French Unions Denounce Escalation Of Executions In Iran 2023-12-08 [Iran International]

Major French union claims members targeted over pension protests 2023-12-06 [The Local]

France Young trade unionists reimagining international trade unionism 2023-12-05 [IndustriALL]

Global IndustriALL and Safran renew global framework agreement on CSR 2023-12-04 [IndustriALL]

Support for journalists at France 3 in their third week of strike action 2023-11-24 [EFJ]

Undocumented Workers Are Challenging France’s Olympics Juggernaut — and Winning 2023-11-12 [Jacobin]

Childcare workers protest in the streets of Paris For more info 2023-11-07 [EPSU]

Education International stands in solidarity with the education community following the murder of a teacher 2023-10-21 [EI]

France Action against austerity 2023-10-21 [Eurocadres]

‘Preuves’: portraits of undocumented workers seeking regularisation in France 2023-10-20 [Equal Times]

Global French reporters based abroad warn of their working conditions: “Protect us!” 2023-10-19 [EFJ]

Six months after pension reform, French cabinet woos unions with wage hike talks 2023-10-17 [Euractiv]

Italy Stellantis offers share plan to 87,000 workers in France, Italy 2023-10-15 [Dunya]

October 13 Nationwide Strike – Union Workers Demand Wage Hike 2023-10-15 [NBC]

AESH : mobilisation pour une vraie reconnaissance 2023-10-05 [CGT]

BWI to Heidelberg Materials' French subsidiary: Heed striking workers’ demands 2023-10-05 [BWI]

BWI to Heidelberg’s French subsidiary: Heed striking workers’ demands 2023-10-02 [BWI]

Apple Worker Unions in France Propose Strike Ahead of iPhone 15 Launch 2023-09-21 [Investopedia]

Disclose journalist searched and taken into custody 2023-09-21 [EFJ]

EPSU stands with French unions against the government’s repression 2023-09-08 [EPSU]

'Islamophpbic policy': French high school teachers and students go on strike over abaya ban 2023-09-07 [Al-Jazeerah]

France European court will hear case against French government crackdown on sex workers 2023-09-07 [Euronews]

Take a stand against union repression in France 2023-08-29 [IndustriALL]

Trade unionists call for solidarity amidst attacks on essential rights 2023-08-27 [EPSU]

Garbage piles up at train station in southern France as janitorial workers extend strike 2023-08-08 [Anadolu Agency]

Belarus A solidarity action with Belarusian trade unionists took place in Paris 2023-07-25 [salidarnast.info]

Newspaper staff strike after ‘far-right personality’ made editor 2023-07-03 [The Guardian]

Newspaper staff strike after ‘far-right personality’ made editor 2023-07-03 [The Guardian]

La Syndicaliste investigates misogyny against professional French women 2023-07-01 [The Irish Examiner]

La Syndicaliste investigates misogyny against professional French women 2023-07-01 [The Irish Examiner]

Avisa Partners withdraws its defamation actions against a number of media outlets 2023-06-29 [EFJ]

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This month in labour history


4-02-1970 An explosion kills 16 people in a Fouquières-lez-Lens mine belonging to the Compagnie des mines de Courrières, in Pas-de-Calais. [more]

7-02-1934 Strike by the CGT and CGTU following a violent demonstration of the extreme right, the day before. Socialists and Communists parades in Paris. [more]

7-02-2006 400,000 people in 187 cities protested against the new CPE law which gave bosses right to fire 18-26 year-old workers with neither notice nor reason. Strikes, riots, occupations and blockades forced govt to drop it. [more]

8-02-1962 The Charonne massacre took place in Paris, when nine members of the CGT trade union were killed by the police while demonstrating against the OAS French paramilitaries in Algeria. [more]

10-02-1905 As a cobblers 'strike at the Monteux factory ends, 600 people listen to Auguste Delalé, secretary of the Parisian CGT cobblers' union at the Limoges LaboUr Exchange. [more]

10-02-1913 Strike at Renault against timing and payment for missing parts and broken tools, the creation of a workers' committee. In retaliation, 436 strikers were dismissed, the workshops closed. [more]

11-02-1911 150,000 people accompany trade unionist Albert Aernoult's body to Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. A public subscription call from l’Humanitémade made it possible to repatriate the body of the activist who died of abuse at the Bat d´Af on 2/7/1909. [more]

16-02-1943 Establishment of the compulsory labor service (STO) for men aged 21 to 23. More than 650,000 of them will be sent to Germany to work there. Almost 35,000 will die there. [more]

17-02-1864 The "Manifesto of the sixty", signed and published by sixty workers from the Seine, called for workers' representation in Parliament. [more]

18-02-1924 Madame Sorgue, French revolutionary & feminist died in London. A fierce advocate for the working class, she supported many strikes, including several by women workers in France against sexual harassment from male bosses [more]

19-02-1920 Responding to the dismissal of a trade unionist from the Villeneuve-Saint-Georges workshop, 1,500 railway workers went on strike, the start of a movement that lasted 5 months. [more]

20-02-1906 At the Mines de la Bellière, a strike ends in failure after several days of revolt against the actions of the foreman and the head of the mines. 14 workers are dismissed with compensation and ordered to leave the region. [more]

20-02-1810 The penal code regulates any association of more than twenty people and qualifies participation in a workers' coalition as an offence. [more]

20-02-1926 Jules Durand, trade unionist from Le Havre, dies in the insane asylum. Arrested and falsely accused of murder on 6/6/1918, his crime is to have launched a strike for wages and compensation for mechanization [more]

21-02-1884 A miners' strike began in Anzin following a change in the organization of work imposed by the Coal Company. It failed after 56 days and violent clashes with troops. 140 unionized miners are dismissed. [more]

21-02-1946 Reinstatement of the law on 40 hours of weekly work. [more]

22-02-1945 Creation of works councils in establishments with more than 100 employees (and more than 50 the following year). [more]

23-02-1848 An insurrection in Paris ends the July Monarchy. After 10 days of tension, the troop opened fire, killing 50 demonstrators on Bld des Capucines. Workers and students rob the gunsmiths and set up 1500 barricades in the city. [more]

25-02-1848 The worker-mechanic Marche manages to present a petition asking for "the organization of work, the guaranteed right to work, social security for the worker and his family" which is received as "an absurdity" by the Provisional Government. [more]

25-02-1792 Working class ‘sans-culottes’ invaded shops in Paris forcing merchants to sell their goods at affordable prices. [more]

26-02-1906 In Cerbère, the women who carry 15 to 20 kilos of oranges in baskets on their backs between two railway lines strike. They lie down on the tracks until they win better wages. [more]

27-02-1914 Anti-war demonstration in Paris, at the call of the CGT Seine UD. [more]

27-02-1912 Legislation lowers the age of the Workers 'and Peasants' Retirement, called "retirement of the dead" by the CGT, from 65 to 60 years. This funded system later fails due to post-war inflation. [more]

28-02-1956 A third week of annual paid vacation is established for all employees. [more]

28-02-1848 In the aftermath of the Parisian revolution, the provisional government of the Second Republic issued a decree guaranteeing work to all citizens. [more]

28-02-1848 Popular demonstration by thousands of workers on Place de Grève (Strike Square) in Paris to demand a ministry of labour. [more]

29-02-1848 The streets and squares of central Paris are occupied daily by workers electing their delegates or going in procession to the provisional government to ensure that their victory is not once again stolen. [more]