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French PM holds new talks on controversial job law

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French PM holds new talks on controversial job law


There is some talking, but not everyone has accepted the invitation. The French Prime Minister is meeting some student leaders, as anger mounts over his controversial new youth employment law. However, the leaders of the main student organisations have stayed away from talks with Dominique de Villepin.

Yesterday the Prime Minister and trade union leaders failed to break the deadlock over the new law, which has provoked violent clashes. The government claims the reform is important to tackle youth unemployment. It will be easier for bosses to hire young people, but they can also be fired without reason in the first two years.
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