35 hours work week: Untouchable
Social safety net : Untrimmable
Labour costs: Are the government proposals strong or radical enough?
Unemployment benefits / law: Generous plus strict government oversight of layoffs and generous severance
Pension benefits: Generous
The cost and number of ”Fonctionnaires”( Civil servants) : Untouchable – Too many and too expensive or both?
”Les Acquis”(Social gains and refer to collective rights) : Untouchable
The 75% tax rate for the super rich: Illegal by the Constitutional Council and maybe a good exit solution for French president
The impact of the ”Comité d’enterprise” : A totally unregulated system managed by the Unions and requiring companies including public companies to contribute with a grant between 1.5% to 3.7% of the global salary pool or in one case a % of the annual turnover. The services offered are from tickets for theater, sport events, summer camps , cheap trips, cruises, retirement homes and much more…..
Growth projections: Just over optimist?