Following consultations with French trade unions on Tuesday, President Emmanuel Macron’s administration braces for a major political standoff over proposed labour market reforms.
Currently, the French economy has returned to growth and unemployment has dropped to its lowest level since 2012, although it remains unacceptably high at 9,5%. However, the Macron administration is determined to address “structural issues” in the French labour market.
Bracing for war with the unions
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