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2006-04-04 02:25:25

By Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - French transport workers and teachers staged a one-day strike on Tuesday and thousands of students were set to take to the streets, hoping to sound the death knell for a disputed youth hire-and-fire law.

2006-04-03 18:36:37

By Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - France faced a new wave of nationwide strikes and protests on Tuesday which trade unions and student groups hope could sound the death knell for a disputed youth hire-and-fire law.

2006-04-03 14:13:35

By Jon Boyle and Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - President Jacques Chirac's ruling conservatives courted unions and students on Monday with hints of fresh concessions in a disputed youth job law, on the eve of new national strikes and protests.

2006-04-03 10:18:47

By Jon Boyle and Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - President Jacques Chirac's ruling conservatives courted unions and students on Monday with hints of fresh concessions over a disputed youth job contract on the eve of new national strikes and protests.

2006-04-03 06:55:30

By Jon Boyle and Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - President Jacques Chirac's conservatives courted unions and students on Monday with hints of major concessions over a disputed youth job contract on the eve of a new national strike called to demand its withdrawal.

2006-04-02 16:09:46

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - Senior figures in France's conservative party put out compromise feelers to students and unions over a controversial youth jobs law on Sunday, pushing to the sidelines the prime minister who introduced the measure.

2006-04-01 09:25:34

By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - French left-wing parties rejected President Jacques Chirac's call for dialogue on Saturday, reaffirming their plans to march next week against a youth job law they insist the government should withdraw.

2006-04-01 03:16:58

By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - France's conservative government and left-wing opposition held emergency strategy sessions on Saturday after President Jacques Chirac both backed a disputed youth job law and called for rapid amendments to it.

2006-03-31 15:13:55

By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac announced on Friday he would sign a controversial youth job law despite weeks of protests, but promised it would be amended right away to weaken two of its most disputed reforms.

2006-03-31 13:12:08

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac said on Friday he would sign a controversial youth job law despite weeks of protest against it, but promised amendments that would weaken two of its most disputed reforms. "It is time to defuse the situation," Chirac said in a televised speech.


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