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Oct
2017
Friday 13th
posted by Morning Star in World

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron met union and business leaders yesterday for talks on the second phase of his attack on workers’ rights.

The latest changes include allowing workers who voluntarily resign to claim unemployment benefits — to encourage them to leave secure jobs.

But a limit on how long the unemployed can claim dole may be introduced.

CGT union general secretary Philippe Martinez said after the meeting: “It was polite but firm.”

He warned “It’s not an option for us to reduce the rights of people without jobs.”

Left-wing activists protested near a human resources conference in Paris’s Bois de Boulogne forest, where Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud was due to speak.

Ms Penicaud cancelled her speech, citing a “schedule problem.”

A statement from Paris police said about 80 people, including 30 wearing hoods, burned three cars and threw projectiles at police. It said 41 people were detained and that no police officers were hurt.




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