Parisians appeared to take the disruption in their stride, resorting massively to online work from home, ride-sharing, cycling and electric scooters. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Paris saw its most severe transport strike in 12 years on Friday, when the public transport authority RATP observed a “general mobilisation” against P(...)

Anasse Kazib, signalman and Sud Rail labour union member, talks during a meeting at the Gare du Nord train station on the second day of a nationwide strike by French SNCF railway workers, in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

President Emmanuel Macron’s prime minister said on Thursday the government would not back down in a shake-up of France’s state-owned SNCF railways, pr(...)

Striking rail workers protest in Paris on Tuesday over French president Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reform the state-run rail company, SNCF. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

French rail workers launched a series of nationwide strikes on Tuesday, threatening months of transport disruption in the sternest challenge yet to Pr(...)

Emmanuel Macron: the right sees him as interventionist while the left portrays him as the “president of the rich”. Photograph: Étienne Laurent/pool/EPA

Four months after his election the centrist French president Emmanuel Macron seems incapable of rallying public opinion. The right sees him as interve(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and prime minister Edouard Philippe on their way to sign a book of condolences at the British embassy  in Paris for the 22 people killed in the Manchester terrorist attack. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday began consultations on reforming France’s labour code, just 16 days after he was elected. Over 10 hours, (...)

A masked protester during a march in Paris last month against proposed labour reforms. Photograph: AFP Photo

France’s government said on Wednesday that trade unions could hold a protest march in Paris after earlier telling police to ban the demonstration, rev(...)

A man clad in a Darth Vader mask wields smoke flares during a demonstration against the French government’s planned labour law reforms in Marseille, earlier in June. Photograph: Getty Images

The extreme violence of Tuesday’s protest march against France’s new labour law has precipitated a showdown over the holding of two further demonstrat(...)

The fan zone in Marseille. “The Euro must be a beautiful, popular fête. It’s important for the image of France and the pride of the French.” Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The Euro 2016 football championship will begin tonight as the railway strike drags on, Air France pilots go on strike, and tonnes of rotting rubbish (...)

French police stand in front of CGT union members during a protest at a factory in Saint Amand les Eaux, northern France. Photograph: AFP Photo

If one judged only from the strikes this week, the showdown between the communist CGT trade union and the French government over the new labour law wo(...)

 Riot police charge protesters amid a clouds of tear gas during a demonstration in Paris, France,  May 26th, 2016. The demonstration took  place as part of widespread protests against the French government’s labour reform project. Photograph: Jeremy Lempin/EPA

The Euro 2016 football tournament is scheduled to begin two weeks from today. It is difficult to imagine how 51 matches in the month-long tournament(...)

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