SNCF Worker Strike Enters Second Week

Railway workers of SNCF, the French National Railway Company, continue to strike this Wednesday, July 18, with a participation rate of 11.8%. Entering its eighth day, the strike has become the longest since 2010. Lasting for over a week, the strike has affected millions of travelers, including high school students who need to take trains […]

Titan International Looks to Rescue Amiens Goodyear Plant

Earlier this week, Titan International made an offer of partial reestablishment of the Goodyear site in Amiens Nord. The plan would revive agricultural tire production, bringing 333 employees back to work for the next year. Belonging to Goodyear France, a subsidiary of U.S. firm Goodyear, this site was condemned to close in January following five […]

Minor Retirement Reform Raises Long-Term Questions

On October 15, a retirement reform measure passed in the House by a slim majority, 170 votes to 149. Two political parties, the Front de Gauche (FG) and Europe Écologie – Les Verts (EELV), along with 17 Parti Socialiste (PS) members, abstained. The bill must still pass through the Senate before becoming a law, but […]

After 84 Years, France’s Oldest Refinery Closes its Doors

After a sixteen-month search for a buyer, Petroplus, France’s oldest refinery, was forced to concede defeat. No industrial group capable of buying and operating the site was interested. Tuesday, Aprile 16, Rouen’s commerce court rejected advances from the two remaining oil companies interested in buying the site. Offers from Panaméen Oil and Libyen Murzuq Oil […]