France has long prided itself on its generous labor laws, that give workers more security and more perks than in most European countries. But hit by the eurozone crisis and an ageing population, France now needs reform
Nine public sector unions are engaged in a one-day strike to protest Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms. Schools, hospitals and transport are being affected.
UK unemployment has sunk to a 42-year low, but rising prices mean lower real incomes. The labor market is good at creating jobs, but not so much at raising pay. And just when you thought Brexit couldn't get any better.
Signed by the president in a staged event in front of television cameras, the decrees are designed to give employers more flexibility to negotiate pay and conditions with their workers. Some unions have objected.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri's center-right coalition has clenched a major victory in midterm elections. Viewed as a referendum on his pro-business reforms, the results allow him to continue his economic agenda.
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