French assembly approves decree powers for labour code reformStaff Writer | July 14, 2017
The French National Assembly approved powers for the government to reform the labour code by decree, a key campaign commitment of President Emmanuel Macron.
France A pledge to implement provisions
The enabling act will now go to for approval to the senate, where the government does not have a majority but the proposal is likely to pass with the support of the centre-right opposition.
The move will allow Macron to fulfil a pledge to implement provisions giving more flexibility to employers by the end of September.
Negotiations are still taking place with trade unions and employers' organizations on the details of the reforms, which Macron says are needed to encourage employers to create new jobs. ■