Air France set for fresh strike actionTwo unions representing cabin crew at Air France have called a week-long strike, starting on Wednesday. The airline has been forced to cancel 10% of its long-haul flights, and…
Eye On Africa
EYE ON AFRICA
Netanyahu's Africa tour: Israel wins Ethiopian support for AU 'observer' roleIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu winds up his African tour in Ethiopia, where he wins backing for his push for observer status at the African Union. In Zimbabwe,…
People & Profit
PEOPLE & PROFIT
Strikes and power: French unions take on government over labour lawsFrench workers and unions often spark headlines for their frequent strikes. In the past few months, there has been a series of walkouts over a government plan to reform labour…
French unions to defy government ban on labour protest marchThe French government and unions planning another demonstration against labour reforms were at loggerheads Tuesday over how to address security fears following the violence that…
Air France strike called for third week of Euro 2016With the European football championships in France in full swing, Air France pilots are set to go on strike from June 24 to 27, three major unions told AFP Friday.
In The French Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Why is there so much violence in France?FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, 16 June: François Hollande is under pressure to deal with rowdy protesters who vandalised a children's hospital in Paris. This as he considers banning…
France threatens to ban Paris protests after anti-govt violenceFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls has threatened to ban street protests in Paris after violence – including the smashing of windows at a children’s hospital – marred a…
Video: Masked activists wreak havoc during Paris labour law protestA massive protest against French labour reforms on Tuesday was marked by running battles between anti-riot police and masked demonstrators in the streets of Paris.
French PM Valls calls on unions to stop protesting in Paris after new violenceFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday urged the hardline CGT union to stop organising mass rallies in Paris against a contested labour reform after fresh clashes…
Police clash with protesters in Paris over labour reform billFrench police arrested at least 58 people in Paris on Tuesday as student groups and unions once again marched against contested labour reforms.
French unions eye million-strong protest against labour reformAs public sector strikes lose steam, France's CGT labour union is planning a show of strength at a demonstration in Paris on Tuesday to confound detractors and show the…
KLM staff criticise Air France pilots' strikeStaff at Air France's partner airline, KLM, have criticised their French colleagues over the pilots' strike which is now in its fourth day. KLM staff accepted a pay freeze and…