BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Chirac signs controversial jobs law, with modifications

Now Reading:

Chirac signs controversial jobs law, with modifications

Text size Aa Aa

The French President has announced he has signed into law the highly controversial youth jobs law that has given rise to protests and strikes in recent weeks.

One of the proposals was to allow employers to fire people under 26 without stated reasons within a two-year trial period. In a televised address, Chirac said there would be two modifications to the measure. The two-year trial period would be reduced to one year.He added that young employees would have the right to know why their contracts had been terminated if they were fired.