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French PM to push ahead with labour reform

However, Manuel Valls promised 'improvements' to controversial bill which as it stands would make it easier for companies to lay off workers.

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French labour law reform: anatomy of a political fiasco

Facing the storm: employment minister Myriam El Khomri and prime minister Manuel Valls. © Reuters Facing the storm: employment minister Myriam El Khomri and prime minister Manuel Valls. © Reuters

On Monday February 29th the prime minister Manuel Valls announced that the government was postponing for two weeks the formal presentation of a new bill reforming employment law. This concession came after days of vociferous opposition to the bill from trade unions, students and many members of France's ruling Socialist Party itself who see the measure as an attack on workers' rights. Mediapart's Lénaïg Bredoux, Rachida El Azzouzi, Mathilde Goanec and Mathieu Magnaudeix analyse how what was intended to be a flagship government reform went so badly wrong.

French PM announces new labour code for early 2016

The reform will reduce role of lengthy labour code by setting principles and replacing national bargaining with firm-by-firm negotiations.

Hollande appoints Myriam El Khomri as France’s new employment minister

Former junior minister for urban affairs, who has limited government experience, faces key task of bringing down France's jobless rate.

Prosecutors say Ryanair broke French labor law

Airline accused of infringing law in contracts with 127 staff at Marseille airport as ruse to avoid paying its fair share of social security and tax.

French unions, employers agree changes to labour laws

President Hollande leads chorus of approval over deal that will give more flexibility to employers but also offer more protection to employees.