France -No result during social dialogue on workers’ rights -January 25, 2015

The government considers legislation to reform rules on worker representation after talks between trade unions and employers ended without agreement. Companies say red tape connected with worker representation is a brake on hiring and investment.

The government considers legislation to reform rules on worker representation after talks between trade unions and employers ended without agreement. Companies say red tape connected with worker representation is a brake on hiring and investment. They see the threshold of 50 workers as a real obstacle; some smaller businesses limit the size of their workforce, keeping it at 49 employees, to avoid the requirement that they have to install works councils and health and safety committees. For the trade unions the representation right is a fundamental right independent from the company size. 

English: http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews ...   


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