Europe

Employment legislation: Is it really easier to sack a worker in the UK than in France?

2 May 2006

Personneltoday.com asked legal experts in France and the UK for their views on some of the recent high-profile claims made by trade union Amicus - with surprising results. Greg Pitcher reports.

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Employment legislation: France v UK

2 May 2006

First they invaded us in 1066, and now the French are getting all our jobs. Well, that's how it sometimes seems when you listen to the news at the moment. But are our labour laws really that out of kilter with those across the Channel?

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Strikes hit France and UK

28 Mar 2006

Widespread strike action has hit both sides of the English Channel, as UK local government workers strike over pensions, while...

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UK productivity still lagging behind France and the US

23 Feb 2006

The UK's productivity performance continues to be lower than that of France and the US, official figures reveal.

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French connection – how women in France combine motherhood and work

6 Sep 2005

In France the employment rate for women aged 24 to 49, including those with children, is 80%. Leah Larkin finds out how childcare arrangements work

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T&G claims Jersey staff face worst employment laws in Western world

8 Nov 2004

Jersey workers face the worst employment laws in the Western world, according to the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G).Today...

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France admits that short week just isn’t working

25 May 2004

The 35-hour working week has been a financial disaster in France, according
to the French Government.
It claims the compulsory...

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Luxembourg workers net the biggest slice of pay

23 Feb 2004

Workers
from Luxembourg, France and Spain earn the highest net salaries in Europe,
according to a new survey.
The
report,...

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35-hour week has increased the quality of life in France

29 Aug 2001

More than half of the staff that have switched to a 35-hour
week in France believe it has improved their...

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France takes tough line on bias acts

26 Dec 2000

While unlawful discrimination in the UK workplace may result in significant awards of compensation for the employee, in France employers...

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France takes tough line on bias acts

26 Sep 2000

While unlawful discrimination in the UK workplace may result in significant awards of compensation for the employee, in France employers...

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Jobless total falls below 11 per cent in France

11 Jan 2000

• Unemployment has dipped once more in France, and is now just below 11 per
cent of the working population,...

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