HOW TECH TOOK THE BITE OUT OF FRANCE'S RAIL STRIKES

READ MORE ON FRANCE THE COMPARISON WITH BIG FRENCH RAIL STRIKES FROM THE PAST IS UNAVOIDABLE, AND LEADS TO THE OBVIOUS QUESTION.

HOW TECH TOOK THE BITE OUT OF FRANCE'S RAIL STRIKES

Read more on France: The comparison with big French rail strikes from the past is unavoidable, and leads to the obvious question.
Twice in recent weeks the BBC in Paris has arranged to film "commuter hell" during France's recurrent rail strikes.
Workers are fighting the opening up of state railways to competition and the phasing out of generous contracts that include early retirement and automatic pay rises.

Twice in recent weeks the BBC in Paris has arranged to film "commuter hell" during France's recurrent rail strikes. Twice we have been confounded. Our first subject phoned the evening before to say that her university exam...

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FRENCH TRAIN TRAFFIC SET FOR 'MAJOR DISRUPTIONS' MONDAY DUE TO STRIKES


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14th May, 2018 20

FRENCH RAIL AND FLIGHT DISRUPTIONS COINCIDE AS LABOUR UNREST CONTINUES


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EUROPE FACING NEW UNCERTAINTY IN TERRORISM FIGHT


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FRENCH SNCF RAIL STRIKE TO DEFY MACRON LABOUR REFORMS


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2nd April, 2018 1897

2 AMERICANS SUBDUE GUNMAN ON HIGH-SPEED TRAIN


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22nd August, 2015 859

FRENCH RAIL WORKER PAID 3500 TO DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR 12 YEARS FILES COMPLAINT


It said it could not comment further given its continued contractual link to Mr Simon... READ MORE

15th August, 2015 796

NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WORKERS TO JOIN STRIKE


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26th May, 2016 792

FRENCH RAIL STAFF STAGE 'BLACK TUESDAY' PROTESTS AGAINST OVERHAUL


Staff at Air France, who are pushing for salary changes, as well as refuse collectors and some energy workers staged separate strikes on Tuesday... READ MORE

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FRANCE TGV CRASH: CHILDREN ON BOARD DERAILED TRAIN


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15th November, 2015 468

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31st May, 2016 444

FRANCE BEGINS MOP-UP BUT FLOODS STILL DEADLY


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4th June, 2016 210

FAMOUS ACTOR CLAIMS STAFF LOCKED PASSENGERS OUT OF CAR WHEN GUNMAN OPENED FIRE


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22nd August, 2015 174

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15th June, 2016 132

FRANCE STRIKE STOPS TRAINS IN ESCALATING LABOUR DISPUTE


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2nd June, 2016 84

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