France: CPE withdrawn

It was announced that the new ‘first employment contract’ (Contrat première embauche, or CPE) has been withdrawn in the face of mass protest.

France: CPE employment law scrapped after mass protests

Following weeks of mass protest which have swept the country Jacques Chirac has announced the replacement of the CPE with a device in favour of getting disadvantaged young people into work.

Interview with an eyewitness from Rennes

libcom.org interviews 'vanou' a student from Rennes who has been photographing the protests against the CPE up close, including from her apartment balcony.

Announcements to be made Monday as the right seek to end crisis

The government should outline an exit with the crisis of the CPE tomorrow (Monday).

Poll: Villepin and Chirac share loss of face as CPE reinforces trade unions

Villepin and Chirac

According to a poll it is the high school and university trade unions who have been most "reinforced" by the CPE crisis, say to 67% of the French public.

More UMP party offices vandalised while Bishops declare support

An update from one of our correspondent about vandalism in Montpellier and bishops acknowledging the suffering of French youth.

Rennes postal workers take short strike action in solidarity with blockades

Postal workers take short wildcat strike action in support of sorting office-occupying anti-CPE demonstrators.

Spain: Thousands march against new labour laws

As millions fight new employment laws in France, last week 5,000 people marched in Madrid against new proposed labour reforms in Spain.

CPE: Youths give lesson in solidarity

News and videos of transport blockades mostly by high school pupils and young people.

Photos from Gare du Nord yesterday

Photos just in of the blockade by around 2,000 students and high school pupils of Gare du Nord yesterday.