ANI Passes in National Assembly Regardless of Nationwide Protests

Members of the Confédération Générale du Travail, (CGT) Solidaires, and Parti Communiste Français (PCF) protested in Paris and across France today in opposition to the Accord National Interprofessionnel (ANI – National Interprofessional Agreement) labor reform bill. While these labor unions urged parliament members to vote against the b ill, 250 out of 276 officials in […]

Labor Conflicts: the Inflexible “Social Dialogue” between Hollande and the Unions

PARIS. – Two major labor unions, Conféderation Générale du Travail (CGT) and Confédération Générale du Travail – Force Ouvrière (FO), along with smaller activist groups including the student union UNEF, marched this Tuesday, March 5 to protest the proposed changes to the labor laws. The bill, to be put forward to the cabinet Wednesday, March 6, threatens […]

French Employers, Unions Reach Labor Agreement

In an unprecedented and surprising move, French employers and labor unions reached an agreement on Friday, January 11 that is expected to bring major reforms to a heavily burdened and recession-bruised French labor market. Reuters reports that the proposed reforms will address concerns “often cited by credit ratings agencies” that the French work force is […]