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French unions vow fight against Mittal steelworks deal

Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal and a Goldman director since 2008, listens to a question during a news conference in New Delhi March 31, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal and a Goldman director since 2008, listens to a question during a news conference in New Delhi March 31, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal and a Goldman director since 2008, listens to a question during a news conference in New Delhi March 31, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files
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An Arcelor Mittal worker from Florange site stands next to French riot gendarmes and CRS riot police as they demonstrate in front the National Assembly in Paris November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

An Arcelor Mittal worker from Florange site stands next to French riot gendarmes and CRS riot police as they demonstrate in front the National Assembly in Paris November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

An Arcelor Mittal worker from Florange site stands next to French riot gendarmes and CRS riot police as they demonstrate in front the National Assembly in Paris November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
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France's Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault leaves after he announced accords between the government and steelmaker ArcelorMittal and their Florange steelworks, at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

France's Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault leaves after he announced accords between the government and steelmaker ArcelorMittal and their Florange steelworks, at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

France's Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault leaves after he announced accords between the government and steelmaker ArcelorMittal and their Florange steelworks, at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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