Jul 22, 2016

French parliament adopts contentious labor reforms

The French parliament on Thursday definitively adopted a set of contentious labor reforms that sparked months of violent protests over a perceived threat to cherished workers’ rights. Prime Minister Manuel Valls used a constitutional tool to force the legislation through parliament three times to ...

Jun 2, 2016

French nuclear plants, trains on strike over labor bill

Workers are on strike at most French nuclear plants and the national rail service to protest the proposed abolition of some labor protections. Members of the CGT union at 16 of France’s 19 nuclear plants, which provide the majority of the country’s electricity, voted ...