Main French union disappointed with Macron reforms, but not joining protest

Main French union disappointed with Macron reforms, but not joining protest

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France's President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he will visit Israel next year amid a new French peace push in the Middle East.

France is a party to the Normandy format talks on resolving the conflict in the Donbas.

French President Emmanuel Macron's government announced reforms to loosen labor regulations and drive down unemployment, drawing criticism from unions but limited support for the street protests that have hindered previous reform bids.

Mr Macron argues the measures are needed to introduce greater flexibility in France's rigid labour law to encourage hiring.

The aim is to "make up for lost years, missed occasions", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Thursday.

The measures also curb the role of trade unions in small companies, limit unfair dismissal pay-outs and allow bosses to negotiate more working terms and conditions directly with their employees. Addressing the annual employers' conference, MEDEF's President Pierre Gattaz called for the simplification of the labour code, moving towards an easy-fire, easy-hire model.

Nine out of 10 companies in France have less than 50 employees and Philippe said they are forgotten in negotiations.

Even before the reforms were unveiled, the hardline CGT union called for a day of action September 12, and on Thursday it encouraged retirees and students to join in. The head of the third biggest union in France (FO), Jean-Claude Mailly, told Les Echoes daily that he was satisfied with the consultation process and would not join strike action.

Thursday's reforms come at a pivotal moment for Macron's domestic agenda as he seeks to encourage entrepreneurship in France, where the unemployment rate of 9.5 percent is nearly double that of its large European rivals. "Very directly and very frankly", Macron said in an interview with French weekly Le Point published on Wednesday.

Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud described the reforms as "a transformation of labour rules on an unprecedented scale".

Macron has previously referred to boycotts of Israel as "profoundly antisemitic", and has said anti-Zionism "leads directly to antisemitism".

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