Keyword: unions

French pensions: big problem, small reform

PM Jean-Marc Ayrault has ruled out raising the minimum retirement age and left the door open to tax rises in order to trim the annual shortfall.

France takes to the streets as disaffected voters turn to far-right

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of France in May Day rallies marked by calls for an end to President Hollande’s austerity policies.

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.

Tough challenge for French labour reforms

President Hollande walks tightrope with reforms to ease labour costs and layoff procedures, while also offering guarantees against job losses.

No Quick Rise in Wages, Hollande Tells Unions

New French president delays decision on his campaign pledges on minimum wage and retirement age until after June's crucial legislative elections.