[Marxism] French Companies Have Newfound Freedom … to Fire

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 21:56:10 MST 2018

PARIS — The announcements came in a steady drumbeat. Around 1,300 job cuts
at France’s biggest automaker. At least 2,500 at France’s largest
supermarket chain. Over 200 sought at a major clothing retailer. And
thousands more are on the way.

Just weeks after France’s labor overhaul went into effect, companies are
readily taking advantage of new rules that make it easier to hire and fire.
But the other changes, those designed to help cushion the blow like
retraining programs, haven’t been put into place yet, leaving workers
vulnerable to a coming wave of downsizing.


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