French utility EDF seeks to cut workers’ 10-week holiday quota

EDF staff work an average of 39.5 hours a week, more than 35-hour legal limit, so they won deal in 1999 to get an extra 23 days off a year.

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For years, employees of the French company EDF have enjoyed a perk almost inconceivable to their counterparts in the rest of the industrialised world — ten weeks’ holiday a year, reports the Financial Times.