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French govt endorse controversial labour law after long time protest

Already, President Emmanuel Macron has signed the rule yesterday and now it has become a law despite the protest.

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French govt endorse controversial labour law after long time protest

Already, President Emmanuel Macron has signed the rule yesterday and now it has become a law despite the protest.

23 September 2017 Saturday 13:26
French govt endorse controversial labour law after long time protest

By Azania Post Reporter

AT last French government has passed the controversial labour rules into law after a long time protests across the country.

Already, President Emmanuel Macron has signed the rule yesterday and now it has become a law despite the protest.

A video broadcasted by local media, showed Macron, from his office at the Elysee Palace, was enacting legislation to lessen rigid labor rules by offering more flexibility to companies to hire and fire and more freedom in terms of pay and working conditions.

President Emmanuel Macron (Right)

"(It's) a campaign commitment and unprecedented in-depth reform of labor market which is essential to our economy and society," the French president said.

Changing labour regulations was a first test to France's youngest top official in modern history as he was haunted by public discontent that brought thousands of people who oppose labor reform onto the streets.

On Thursday, around 132,000 people took part in the hard-left CGT union-led protest. In further sign of a continued showdown, more rallies are scheduled for the next two weeks including truck drivers’ strike on Monday, pensioners’ movement on Sept. 28 and that of civil servants on Oct. 10.

After long summer talks with labor unions, the decrees will be published in the official gazette on Saturday and become law in the coming days. They are set to take effect by year-end.

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