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Strikes over pension reform disrupt France for second time in a month [France 24] 2023-01-31

Protests intensify against pension age rise [BBC] 2023-01-31

Strikes over pensions to disrupt public transport in France on Tuesday [Saltwire] 2023-01-30

‘Robin Hood’ energy strikers give free power to French schools, hospitals, low-income homes [France 24] 2023-01-29

Strikes disrupt several French refinery sites [Reuters] 2023-01-26

Workers in France are organizing a new wave of strikes against the pension reform [Quartz] 2023-01-26

Unions keep fighting pension reforms [IndustriALL] 2023-01-25

Unions Call for Jan. 31 Strikes to Halt Pension Changes [Bloomberg] 2023-01-22

What Happened When I Got Pregnant [The Players Tribune] 2023-01-19

Nationwide strike as unions fight Macron's pension reform [Saltwire] 2023-01-19

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Today's labour news


Paris: First international visit to construction sites of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games held 2023-02-01 [BWI]

Europe French MP, Rachel Keke: “From the Paris chambermaid strike, I learned the power of collective struggle” 2023-02-01 [Equal Times]

Officials say 1.27 million protested pension reforms 2023-02-01 [O Canada]

Government plays down cost of strikes after huge turnout against pension reform 2023-01-31 [France 24]

Strikes over pension reform disrupt France for second time in a month 2023-01-31 [France 24]

Protests intensify against pension age rise 2023-01-31 [BBC]

The ongoing battle for French pensions 2023-01-31 [Red Pepper]

Strikes over pensions to disrupt public transport in France on Tuesday 2023-01-30 [Saltwire]

‘Robin Hood’ energy strikers give free power to French schools, hospitals, low-income homes 2023-01-29 [France 24]

Strikes disrupt several French refinery sites 2023-01-26 [Reuters]

  JOB   PSI Vacancy: Global Personnel Manager 2023-01-26 [PSI]

Workers in France are organizing a new wave of strikes against the pension reform 2023-01-26 [Quartz]

Ski resort workers to strike from 31 January: Will half-term holidays be affected? 2023-01-26 [Euronews]

Unions keep fighting pension reforms 2023-01-25 [IndustriALL]

Youth hold rallies in Paris against government pension reform 2023-01-22 [RFI]

Unions Call for Jan. 31 Strikes to Halt Pension Changes 2023-01-22 [Bloomberg]

Unions dig in for pension battle with Macron 2023-01-20 [Saltwire]

What Happened When I Got Pregnant 2023-01-19 [The Players Tribune]

Nationwide strike as unions fight Macron's pension reform 2023-01-19 [Saltwire]

Union threatens to cut electricity to MPs, billionaires amid nationwide strike 2023-01-19 [Saltwire]

Uber drivers to earn a minimum €7.65 per ride after union deal 2023-01-18 [France 24]

Matthieu Bolle-Reddat, General-Secretary of the CGT cheminots Versallies, speaks onthe general strike of workers of France on Jan 19 2023-01-16 [WFTU]

Macron threatened with 'hardline' wave of strikes over controversial pension reforms 2023-01-15 [The Telegraph]

Air France Cabin Crew Call Strike On January 19 in Response to President Macron’s Controversial Pension Reform Plans 2023-01-15 [Paddle Your Own Kanoo]

Family Doctors Go on Strike Until January 2 2022-12-27 [TeleSUR]

Three journalists summoned by security agency over suspected violation of national defence secrecy 2022-12-14 [EFJ]

Facing record inflation rates, Mondelēz workers strike for fair pay 2022-12-13 [IUF]

State education staff called to the ballot box for the social dialogue elections 2022-12-07 [EI]

Air France Flight Attendants Could Strike Over The December Holiday Period 2022-11-17 [Simple Flying]

Paris workers disrupt Galeries Lafayette Christmas tree-lighting ceremony 2022-11-17 [Saltwire]

UK London, Paris cope with transport strikes as workers seek raises 2022-11-11 [Al Jazeera]

Discussing inclusion among all educational professions, across all territories. It can be done! 2022-11-09 [EI]

CGT and FO trade Union workers strike for higher salaries 2022-11-04 [USA Today]

Union extends fuel depot strikes while government promises deliveries 2022-10-23 [RFI]

Unions agree to lift strike at nuclear plants 2022-10-23 [The Local]

CGT says strikes ended in all but two TotalEnergies sites 2022-10-21 [France 24]

Journalists undergo safety training on demonstrations coverage 2022-10-20 [EFJ]

Strike Turns Up Heat on Macron Over Corporate Profits 2022-10-18 [BNN]

Country begins nationwide strike amid soaring inflation 2022-10-18 [Saltwire]

The WFTU supports the strike in the refineries of France and condemns the requisitions 2022-10-17 [WFTU]

Strikes disrupt power output at French nuclear plants 2022-10-15 [Reuters]

Maintenance on eight French nuclear reactors delayed by strike 2022-10-12 [Saltwire]

Macron orders fuel depot strikers back to work in union showdown 2022-10-12 [Saltwire]

Palestine Martinez: We will boycott French companies that operate or are connected to Israeli settlements 2022-10-12 [PGFTU]

France Saad receives the Secretary General of the French General Confederation of Workers 2022-10-12 [PGFTU]

CGT union: strike action continues at ExxonMobil 2022-10-11 [Saltwire]

Oil strikes push on as petrol station queues worsen 2022-10-10 [The Guardian]

Investigative media outlets under attack in five gagging lawsuits 2022-10-10 [EFJ]

France Education International demands the unconditional release of two French teacher unionists 2022-10-08 [EI]

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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]