France: President Macron unveils assault on workers’ rights



TRADE UNIONS protested in Paris yesterday as President Emmanuel Macron unveiled his new labour “reforms,” which would make it easier for bosses to hire and fire.
Mr Macron wants parliament to vote on the new legislation — the third attack on workers’ rights in the past few years — without a chance to amend it.
Justifying the new measures, Mr Macron said: “We are the only major economy of the European Union which hasn’t vanquished mass unemployment in more than three decades.”
France has an unemployment rate of 9.5 per cent which the president has vowed to cut to 7 per cent by 2022.
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1 September 2017 in Sport, Views: 69
Source: Morning Star
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