Sacré Bleu!! France’s New Economy Minister Stirs Tempête de Merde on his First Day Freaking Out the Socialists with Suggestion they Ditch the 35-Hour Work WeekPosted: August 29, 2014 | |
“We could allow companies and sectors … to depart from the rules on working time and pay. This is already possible for companies in difficulty.”
Francois Hollande’s economy minister caused a storm on his first day in office Friday by casting doubt on a central pillar of French Socialism: the 35-hour working week.
“Why not extend it to all companies, provided there is a broad agreement with the employees?”
— French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron, a 36-year-old former Rothschild banker, told Le Point, a weekly magazine, that he supported companies and sectors of the economy that wished to “depart from” the law. Read the rest of this entry »