France - Solidarity strike of Paris transport staff - February 29, 2016

The Paris transport system workers were on strike on 3 February. The stoppage was to show solidarity with eight former Goodyear staff sentenced to prison. Only half of the usual services were running on the RER A and B train lines due to the strike that had been called by the CGT union. The strike was held in support of former employees at the Goodyear tyre plant in the northern city of Amiens. Eight workers were handed prison sentences in January 2016 for their role in the ‘boss-napping’ of two of the company executives during a labour dispute in 2014.

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