France -Controversial positions on labour deal -March 5, 2013

The social pact that was signed by three unions in January after lengthy talks with employers has led to polarised position within the trade unions. The agreement should lead to more job security for workers on short-term contracts, but makes it also easier for firms to put staff on shorter hours if orders dry up and gives them new rights to dismiss any who refuse to participate. The trade union confederation CGT and FO staged protests in some 200 cities along with small, scattered strikes.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/05/us-france-protests ...

http://nz.finance.yahoo.com/news/french-unions-protest-loosening-labor ...

 

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