Health and safety campaigners have welcomed the jailing of a rail boss, found guilty of killing four maintenance workers who died when a runaway wagon ploughed into them. Mark Connell, 44, had deliberately dismantled the brakes on two of his wagons in order to save money.
Rail workers across the entire national network are preparing to strike over increases to employee pension contributions.
The New York trade union whose workers brought the city's public transport system to a halt last December has been fined $2.5m by the State Supreme Court for the illegal strike.
A quick round-up of news from Wednesday 12 April, including toll-free trains, sorting office blockade and the future of the university occupations.
A round-up of news from the anti-CPE struggle in France, including Villepin's speech and responses, and the transport blockades across the country.
Hour-by-hour coverage of the day of strikes, demonstrations and further blockades and occupations across France against the new employment law.