French employers say draft labour accord unacceptable
"At this point in our discussions, including talks we had all day yesterday, on Sunday... the Medef will not sign the deal," Parisot said on Radio Classique. "The issue of taxation for short contracts is a vital question."
The government says it will impose its own deal if the two sides fail agree. But legislating without support from unions and employers could expose it to criticism. Unions may influence left-wing parliamentarians to water down the agreement. ABSOLUTELY DISASTROUS
The government is pushing for a deal to address concerns that France has a two-speed labour market, with those on long-term job contracts enjoying too much job security and those on short-term contracts too little.
It has also granted French companies
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