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Latest update : 2012-11-02

35 hour working-week: a French taboo?

Is the 35-hour working week a "taboo" in France? Not any more, said Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault this week, before quickly correcting himself. Is this just another "gaffe" or a sign of a real change in Socialist policy? Also, Cecile Duflot, the French housing minister, has pledged property requisition to provide homes to homeless people, provoking the ire of conservatives.

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  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine
  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI

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