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Macron to modernize Labour Law in France

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The UK and Germany have unemployment rates roughly half that of France. Macron believes the country’s chronic mass unemployment will not decrease unless employers are relieved of the fear of unpredictable high costs if they fire employees.

Macron wants a ceiling on damages for unfair dismissal. At present, industrial tribunals known as prud’hommes often award substantial sums after years of costly procedure.

Macron also wants to reduce the number of groups representing employees within companies, which include at least three different types of committees.

In Brussels, Macron’s ability to reform the labour code is seen as a test of his credibility as a “European reformer”. Berlin, in particular, insists Macron put France’s house in order before he tackles European problems.

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Andre Beukes LLM

Andre Beukes LLM

André Beukes is an EU Management Consultant to international companies doing business in Europe. He provides clients with practical business support that makes a real difference doing business in the EU. “Put simply, I am here to help you meet your challenges. I believe in the importance of doing things correctly, meaning risks are reduced and problems are avoided.”

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