Sarkozy Pushes To Drop 35-Hour Workweek

Law360 (May 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s center-right party reportedly called on the government on Monday to end the country’s 35-hour workweek, renewing its calls to allow people to work longer and earn more on the 10th anniversary of the divisive labor law.

The Union for a Popular Movement, France’s governing party, pushed for a new law that permits employers to decide their employees’ work hours on their own, according to various news reports.

“The UMP is forcefully requesting the definitive dismantlement of the 35-hour week and that the...
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