NewsFrench PM Gabriel Attal calls for a 4-day workweek trial, amid rising EU trend

French PM Gabriel Attal calls for a 4‑day workweek trial, amid rising EU trend

Prime Minister of France Gabriel Attal
Prime Minister of France Gabriel Attal
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2:10 PM EST, January 30, 2024

Attal emphasized that administrative role workers benefit from a more flexible work system. Alongside this, the French Prime Minister revealed developments in the wage system in France, including salary increases.

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"The system needs a change," he asserted. In his speech, Attal laid out his political plans and discussed the predicament of farmers who had blocked Paris's main routes for two days.

"Our agriculture is our strength and our pride. This is also why I underscore that there should be a preferential exception within EU regulations for French agriculture," he stressed.

Another EU nation has commanded a reduction in weekly working hours. The Spanish government has declared that by 2024, the weekly working hours will be reduced from 40 to 38.5 hours. Moreover, the plan is to take it to 37.5 hours in 2025.

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