12 Styczeń 2014
In 2009, the legislation that governs Sunday trading in France was amended by Act No. 2009-974 9 (in French)  – the so-called /Loi Mallié/ – which reaffirmed the principle that no-one should have to work on a Sunday but relaxed the rules to allow some businesses to open on Sundays in certain situations, such as during the holiday season in tourist areas. However, the number of employees working on Sundays has been growing since the 1990s, with young people and women particularly affected, according to a recent paper (in French, 840KB PDF)  published by the Agency for Research, Studies and Statistics (DARES).  http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000020966684  http://travail-emploi.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/2012-075-2.pdf
20 Listopad 2012
Social dialogue is one of the cornerstones of social Europe and involves employers, workers and their representatives, and, in tripartite structures, also public authorities in the discussions and negotiations which shape social policy and industrial relations. This study seeks to establish how far Member States were willing or able to use social dialogue as a tool to mitigate the effects of the financial downturn in the wake of the profound global economic crisis which began in autumn 2008. It analyses where it was used, how effective it was and also identifies the factors that could make it more or less likely that the social partners would be involved in efforts to respond to the crisis.
05 Lipiec 2011
The average wage increase in France for the first quarter of 2011 is 2.6% and while this figure is up on the previous year, it is much lower than the average increases seen throughout the last ten years, at 3.3%.