Keyword: 35-hour week

The hard-working truth behind France's 35-hour week debate

The 35-hour week is largely symbolic, as employees work longer hours and while productivity per hour is 13% above eurozone average.

French unions furious at business proposals to cut holidays and working rights

Employers' federation calls for cutting two public holidays out of 11 and allowing the very poor to be paid less than the minimum wage.

New French economy minister takes aim at 35-hour week

Emmanuel Macron wants businesses to be able to ignore the 35-hour rule 'as long as they have majority backing from the unions'.