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France: thousands demonstrate against a new flexible job contract for youngsters
Planet Labor, 8 February 2006, n°133 - www.planetlabor.com

Around 300.000 people –mostly young- took to the streets in France on February 7th to protest against a draft law creating a very flexible job contract for people under 26 years old. The so-called “first-job contract” has been submitted to Parliament. The government wants to lower the youngsters’ unemployment rate (currently 23%) by putting less constraints on employers. (Ref. 06114)

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