French President Francois Hollande is standing firm on labor reforms which have angered his left-wing base, saying in a nationally-televised appearance Thursday that the government won’t withdraw a bill on the issue.
The bill to relax the rules governing France’s 35-hour work week and layoffs has sparked weeks of protests and pushed ministers to repeatedly tinker with the proposal in an effort to make it more palatable. And while Hollande acknowledged that he was “trying to find the right balance,” he said the bill wasn’t going anywhere.”It won’t be withdrawn,” he said.
France’s government is proposing a far-reaching set of labor law reforms. Set to be formally unveiled at a cabinet meeting next month, a leaked proposal is already rankling members of the ruling Socialist Party and the nation’s powerful union movement. The reforms would give employers more power to negotiate over bread-and-butter labor issues like work … Continue reading
Dans un document publié vendredi, le Fonds monétaire international prône plus de flexibilité dans les accords en entreprise sur le temps de travail et les salaires. Pour revenir au rythme de créations d’emplois d’avant crise, il préconise aussi une réforme du Smic et un renforcement des incitations des chômeurs au retour à l’emploi, . Après … Continue reading