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France faces new wave of strikes  French unions are set for another day of damaging strikes and street protests against Sarkozy's pension plans France faces pension plan strike French air traffic controllers went on strike French unease at telecom suicides. Paris Fishermen lift French port blockades  French fishermen suspended their blockade at 3 English Channel ports, allowing ferry traffic and freight to move through after 2 days of dis... New nationwide strike hits France Huge crowds join French strikes
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  Nuclear power plant workers to join strike  Workers at French nuclear power stations are due to down tools on Thursday amid growing industrial action over controversial labour reforms French unions stage last-ditch strikes  Paris: More than half a million people turned out across France in a last-ditch effort to derail a pension bill that raises the retirement age from... Strikes cost hundreds of millions a day  Paris: Strikes cost the country 200 to 400 million euros per day, plus 'immaterial' and 'moral' damages, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde ... French unions call more strike days  Paris: Unions called for two more days of protests against government plans to raise the retirement age, as lawmakers try to make the proposal law Panic-buying as French refineries shut  Ten of France's 12 oil refineries were stopping production as the country went through a fourth straight day of strikes over pension reforms French strike threatens fuel shortages  French workers -- upset that the government might make them wait until age 62 to retire -- extended their strike into a third day French unions launch new strike
  Open-ended strike brings rail misery  An open-ended rail strike is under way in France just nine days before the country hosts the Euro 2016 football tournament France: Rail workers strike as protests continue

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  French railway workers are to go on strike as unions continue to protest against planned labour reforms

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  A national day of strikes and demonstrations in opposition to the government's pension reforms is the third in a month


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  Paris: Huge crowds have taken to the streets to protest over the handling of the economic crisis, causing disruption to rail and air services.    A day of strikes dubbed 'Black Thursday' looked more like 'Gray Thursd...
Jan.28 France braces for mass walk-out  A mass 1-day strike by public and private sector workers is set to severely disrupt transport, hospital and education services

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May.21 France braces for day of strikes  Workers at the national rail company, SNCF, have begun strike action against President Sarkozy's plans to reform public-sector pensions

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Nov.21 Talks fail to end strike
  Paris: French commuters are facing a 9th day of travel chaos as a country-wide strike by transport workers continues Transport 'sabotage' hits France
  Striking railway workers have carried out 'a coordinated campaign of sabotage' on the tracks of high-speed TGV rail network, setting fire to cables.    The SNCF is saying militants wanted t...
Nov.20 Talks to begin over strike. Paris   Sarkozy defiant against strikers   Paris: French President has vowed to maintain his controversial economic reforms despite a second week of crippling industrial action Nov.19 France braced for huge new strike
  Millions of civil servants and students are being asked to join striking transport workers for a second week of industrial action Nov.14 Strike brings travel chaos
  Transport and energy workers broadened a strike in protest against Sarkozy's pension reform
 Rail services were disrupted and energy production reduced. Thousands of commuters were forced to improvise
Nov.13 Transport workers on strike   Paris: It's a second major showdown with President Sarkozy over his plan to reform pension

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Apr.4 More than 1 million protest jobs law
  Protesters are hoping to kill a new law that will allow employers to more easily hire and fire young workers Mar.18 Job protests grip French cities  Tens of thousands have begun marches to protest against a law making it easier to dismiss young workers

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Nov.21 Railworkers begin strike  Paris: The rail authority predicted major disruptions to national lines and Paris area commuter trains

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1. 2016-06-01 Open-ended strike brings rail misery France
C. 2016-05-30 France: Rail workers strike as protests continue France
3. 2016-05-25 Nuclear power plant workers to join strike France
E. 2010-10-28 French unions stage last-ditch strikes Paris
F. 2010-10-25 Strikes cost hundreds of millions a day Paris
G. 2010-10-21 French unions call more strike days Paris
H. 2010-10-15 Panic-buying as French refineries shut France
8. 2010-10-14 French strike threatens fuel shortages France
2010-10-11 French unions launch new strike France

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