By  on April 29, 2009

PARIS — Dozens of PPR employees gathered at the firm’s headquarters here Tuesday to protest against 1,900 job cuts, while fellow workers went on strike.

In what was billed as the first company-wide strike, unions said hundreds of employees in Fnac book, music and record stores and Conforama furniture outlets across France participated. At an Yves Saint Laurent factory in Angers, 60 percent of employees stopped work for an hour. Agence France Presse, meanwhile, reported that 130 Fnac employees and between 1 and 2 percent of Conforama’s workforce went on strike.

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