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France Security guards to strike for safe Olympic Games in Paris [UNI Global Union] 25-06-2024

France Women’s rights supporters march against far right ahead of snap polls [France 24] 24-06-2024

France Snap election in France prompts labour unions to postpone strikes at ports [The Loadstar] 18-06-2024

France Hundreds of thousands in France protest far right ahead of snap elections [Al Jazeera] 16-06-2024

France / Germany More strikes at German and French ports could bring congestion and delays [The Loadstar] 15-06-2024

France Ports could face a month of chaos and disruption as workers strike [The Loadstar] 11-06-2024

France UNI in solidarity with striking media workers in France [UNI Global Union] 23-05-2024

France Strike action to hit Paris airports and trains on May 21 [The Connexion] 20-05-2024

France Key Entertainment Union CGT-Spectacle Set To Endorse Cannes Strike [Deadline] 10-05-2024

France Unions want justice for worker who died on Paris Olympics construction site [RFI] 05-05-2024


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Security guards to strike for safe Olympic Games in Paris 2024-06-25 [UNI Global Union]

Women’s rights supporters march against far right ahead of snap polls 2024-06-24 [France 24]

Striking French workers block delivery trucks at ExxonMobil refinery 2024-06-22 [Reuters]

Blast journalist detained for 32 hours for refusing to disclose confidential source 2024-06-22 [IFJ]

Blast journalist detained for 32 hours for refusing to disclose confidential sources 2024-06-21 [EFJ]

Snap election in France prompts labour unions to postpone strikes at ports 2024-06-18 [The Loadstar]

Thousands march in France in pre-election protest against the Far-Right 2024-06-17 [Reuters]

Protesters are standing up to the far right ahead of the country's snap elections 2024-06-16 [CTV]

Hundreds of thousands in France protest far right ahead of snap elections 2024-06-16 [Al Jazeera]

Germany More strikes at German and French ports could bring congestion and delays 2024-06-15 [The Loadstar]

Ports could face a month of chaos and disruption as workers strike 2024-06-11 [The Loadstar]

Boughes convicted by French courts in Flamanville case 2024-06-07 [EBWW]

Thousands of Railway Workers Rally to Defend Public Train Service 2024-06-06 [ETF]

UNI in solidarity with striking media workers in France 2024-05-23 [UNI Global Union]

UNI in solidarity with striking media workers 2024-05-22 [UNI Europa]

Paris railway workers strike two months ahead of flame arrival 2024-05-21 [Reuters]

Olympic Pay Strike To Hobble Paris Transport Tuesday 2024-05-20 [Barron's]

Strike action to hit Paris airports and trains on May 21 2024-05-20 [The Connexion]

Key Entertainment Union CGT-Spectacle Set To Endorse Cannes Strike 2024-05-10 [Deadline]

Full support for journalist Nassira El Moaddem and her media Arrêt sur images 2024-05-10 [EFJ]

Unions want justice for worker who died on Paris Olympics construction site 2024-05-05 [RFI]

The ‘massive phenomenon’ of work-related deaths in France 2024-05-02 [France 24]

More than 120,000 take part in May Day protests across France, dozens arrested 2024-05-02 [France 24]

Another French union voices concerns over discontinuation of Fret SNCF 2024-04-30 [Rail Freight]

70% of flights cancelled: airports set for severe travel disruption amid workers’ strike 2024-04-24 [euronews]

ExxonMobil’s plan to slash 781 chemical jobs: the transition we do not want! 2024-04-22 [Industriall Europe]

Journalists’ union calls for the opening of a parliamentary inquiry into Euronews takeover 2024-04-21 [IFJ]

Europe Nouveau système de contrôle aux frontières : La Commission met en place une usine à gaz ? 2024-04-16 [FO]

Europe Solidarity with Logistics workers in France 2024-04-12 [ETF]

Paris Olympics medals production hit by strikes and protests 2024-04-10 [NBC News]

Union leader Sophie Binet: 'We need to stop the tax-cut competition and instead bet on innovation, training and production quality' 2024-04-07 [Le Monde]

Striking public sector workers pressure French government for better pay 2024-03-19 [Modern Ghana]

Paris Garbage Workers to Suspend Strike Against Pension Reform 2024-03-19 [Bloomberg]

The Struggle for Decent Work in Public Health Care: A CFDT Perspective 2024-03-14 [PSI]

Women's Rights Day: feminist strike and demonstration in Paris on March 8, 2024 2024-03-08 [Sortir a Paris]

Largest ever strike for women's rights 2024-03-08 [RFI]

Union threatens strikes during Olympics. Hospital workers could walk off the job 2024-03-07 [The National Post]

  JOB  Europe Global Head of Operations (Finance, Administration, and IT) 2024-03-06 [PSI]

Greece Solidarity with the UD Nord CGT, France and its persecuted General Secretary 2024-03-04 [National Workers’ Federations]

France French journalist detained while on assignment in Addis Ababa 2024-02-28 [EFJ]

Eiffel Tower reopens to visitors after strike by workers who complained of rust 2024-02-27 [Guardian]

Eiffel Tower to reopen Sunday as workers end strike 2024-02-27 [France 24]

Eiffel Tower reopens after six-day closure due to workers’ strike 2024-02-25 [WION]

Eiffel Tower in Paris set to reopen after six-day strike 2024-02-25 [BBC]

Striking workers again close down the Eiffel Tower ahead of its starring role in the Paris Olympics 2024-02-22 [CP24]

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]

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This month in labour history


1-06-1975 100 sex workers occupied the church of Saint Nizier, Lyon, refusing to leave unless their convictions for soliciting were rescinded. [more]

1-06-1917 88 strikes were underway in clothing, ammunition and pharmaceuticals. Women were more and more dissatisfied with their treatment during the war and are fighting for the ‘English week’ and better living conditions. [more]

2-06-1975 100 sex workers occupied the church of Saint Nizier, Lyon, refusing to leave unless their convictions for soliciting were rescinded. [more]

2-06-1908 2 dead and 9 injured among workers in the Vigneux-sur-Seine sand pits, on strike for a month when the gendarmes used their weapons against the strike committee installed at the Hôtel-restaurant du Progrès. [more]

2-06-1919 150,000 metal workers and 20,000 public transport workers strike. The strike is a protest over a wage freeze in effect since the start of the war in 1914, despite high inflation. The strikers also demand work for returned soldiers. [more]

2-06-1944 The C.G.T. calls on its activists to place themselves resolutely "at the head of the masses for the launching and the conduct of the general strike". The strike is to support the D-Day invasion. [more]

4-06-1908 A crowd of 15,000 strikers from the Paris region escorts the remains of Pierre Le Foll, killed at Villeneuve St. Georges, to the cemetery of Villeneuve le Roi. Anger is expressed throughout the procession. [more]

6-06-1968 Workers largely returned to work following the May 68 uprising and mass strike, after winning big pay increases and reforms. [more]

6-06-1919 In Saint-Denis, carrying the red flag, soldiers join workers' demonstrations. [more]

9-06-1845 Beginning of a wage strike by carpenters in Paris. For the first time, soldiers are made available to employers to break the strike. [more]

10-06-1941 End of the miners' strike in the Nord / Pas-de-Calais region, one of the first acts of collective resistance to the Nazi occupation. [more]

12-06-1917 Women workers at the Johnson de La Courneuve factory begin a strike. They are joined later in the day by the male workers. [more]

13-06-1941 1st convoy of miners from Nord Pas-de-Calais sent to concentration camps in retaliation for their strike. More than 1,400 had already been arrested, shot, decapitated by the guillotine or died under torture in prisons. [more]

14-06-2000 Signing by employers, the CFDT and the CFTC of a new unemployment insurance agreement providing for the implementation of the PARE (plan to help return to work). Denounced by FO, the CGT and the CGC, it came into force on January 1, 2001. [more]

21-06-1991 After a union campaign sexual harassment at work becomes an offence, punishable by imprisonment. [more]

23-06-1848 Out of 120,000 workers made redundant by the National Workshops, 20,000 take to the streets. They form up to 400 barricades. [more]

23-06-1848 4 days of deadly fighting begin in the working-class districts of Paris. Rifles, bayonets, cannons, incendiary bombs ... 11,662 arrests, up to 10,000 dead. The workers' movement is beheaded. The 3rd Republic was born. [more]

26-06-1910 Tens of thousands of people escort the body of cabinet maker Henri Cler, killed by a police officer during a strike, from Fbg St-Antoine to the Pantin cemetery. On the way back cavalry charge with sabres, wounding 100’s. [more]

29-06-1894 Establishment of a pension system and health insurance funds for miners. [more]