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Crippling strikes across France

Hundreds of thousands of French workers and students walked out on strike in the latest round of pension protests.

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French protesters pledge to continue strikes despite labor measures' passage
Article | PARIS - Hundreds of thousands of French workers, students and functionaries walked out on strike Tuesday and paraded through the streets in what labor unions described as the beginning of a long-term showdown with President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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French Parliament signs off on pension reforms as strikes start to wind down
Article | PARIS -- The French Parliament gave final approval to President Nicolas Sarkozy's bitterly contested pension reforms Wednesday as a two-month wave of protests by union activists and high school students sputtered toward an inconclusive end.

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