The biggest union for Paris metro workers said on Saturday it would pause striking in order to "recharge" and "re-orient" the movement.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said he would make "concrete proposals" on Saturday to end the deadlock with unions over the pension reform.
452,000 protesters hit the streets in France on Thursday as a transport strike entered its sixth week, according to Ministry of the Interior.
Paris pension protests continue
They oppose plans by the government to merge the country's 42 pension systems into a single scheme and to phase out certain civil service advantages.
On the 26th day of the SNCF and RATP strike, passengers at Gare Saint-Lazare are adapting to the transport problems which have become a daily occurrence.
The strike is now the second-longest in French history and is on course to surpass the longest, which lasted for 28 days in the winter of 1986/87.
Here is our selection of the most eyecatching photographs from this last week.
Protests are planned at Paris' Gare de l'Est.
Ballet dancers refuse to see the end of their special pension scheme, which allows them to retire at the age of 42.
In Paris, half metro lines were announced to be running as normal, while many stations remained closed.
With public transport down, Parisian commuters have had to turn to alternative means of travel. This has led to a rise in accidents and injuries.
Americans are increasingly striking and protesting for economic improvements, with support for unions reaching its highest level in decades.
"The hospital is dying," 600 French doctors have warned, threatening to quit if the French Health Minister does not negotiate with them about the future of France's public health service.
Only a fifth of high-speed trains and cross-country services are expected to run in France on Monday as strikes over President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform continue.
"I hear those who are exercising their legitimate right to strike and protest but I also hear those who are suffering or who are experiencing the unpleasant effects of this strike. The government is conscient of this," Philippe said on Friday.
A nationwide strike brought France to a near standstill. While more than 50 world leaders have gathered for the Climate Change conference in Madrid (COP25). The event was moved to Spain’s capital from Chile due to ongoing civil unrest in the country. The situation in Santiago remains heated.
Rail workers, public servants and students are all protesting pension reform in France and it's hit all the major cities.
Trade unions called for a strike for an indefinite period that could bring the country to a standstill.
The strike that crippled public services in France enters a second day on Friday to force French President Emmanuel Macron drop the new retirement pay legislation.
The Centre Party said it had lost confidence in the Social Democrat leader over the handling of the strike.
The two-day strike action resulted in the cancellation of eight matches scheduled to take place over the weekend.
The French rail network came close to a standstill on Friday and continued to be disrupted over the weekend in what the government described as a "surprise strike".
The Euronews Living team ditched our desks last Friday to take part in the global climate strike.
Greece's new conservative government, which took office in July, is planning reforms which will affect the ability to strike, collective labour agreements, and labour unions.
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