France - Labour reform protests - September 30, 2017

The trade unions launched several days of strikes and protests in a row against planned labour reforms. The changes to the labour code, which runs to around 3,400 pages in some editions, give small businesses more flexibility to negotiate pay and conditions with their staff, instead of being bound by national agreements. They also make it easier to lay off employees and cap compensation awards for unfair dismissal while also giving higher pay-outs to workers made redundant. Trade union CGT published a position with four main areas of criticism.

Read on:   in English (1) …   in English (2) …   the CGT position …

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