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  • France reviews the 35-hour working week
  • France reviews the 35-hour working week
    Valentina F (2010) ©

France reviews the 35-hour working week

What would you do if you had to work more for less money? This is a question faced by many French employees, as the famous 35-hour work week – and 25-day paid holiday – goes under government review. Could it be bonjour to the eight hour work day and au revoir to the two hour lunch? 



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