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Mps Scrap France's 35-hour Week

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7522659.stm

France's parliament has passed a law which effectively ends the country's compulsory 35-hour working week.

The new law will allow companies to strike individual deals with unions on working hours and overtime.

Since coming into office last year, President Nicolas Sarkozy has blamed the 35-hour week for damaging France's economic competitiveness.

Introduced 10 years ago by the then Socialist government, polls show most French still support the 35-hour week.

Aimed at cutting unemployment, it was credited with creating some 350,000 new jobs between 1998 and 2002 - but the state had to provide billions of euros in aid.

Not really it looks like they'll be working longer hours. So expect massive blockades at ports in the coming months????

Pity the French weren't this well organised in 39, they seem pretty organised when it comes to stopping holiday makers.

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Even civil serpants like me work more than 35 hours a week... And we get no red wine and no brothel visits either!

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