Fill in the following text with words from the list. Do not forget to conjugate or modify them when necessary.

a claim / to cut jobs / a demand / a demonstration / to downsize / downsizing / flexitime / to fire / to go on strike / labour unrest / a lay-off / negotiations / a pay rise / a pay hike / redundancy / to resume work / a settlement / a strike / to sweat / to take on / a walkout


Last week, we decided to . Indeed the C.E.O. had taken the decision to in order to increase benefits. Some employees would therefore be in the weeks to come. There were some between the trade unions and the boss but we did not reach any . Besides, the boss's project was to enforce and he insisted on the fact that no would be given before at least two years.
So we decided to organize a in Paris to let people know that Danone was planning to . Unfortunately, days and days, weeks and weeks did not change a thing and, as we didn't want the company to be shut or relocate abroad, we decided to and accept the .