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However (should we say "en même temps"?), the same neolib government has issued decrees relaxing a number of labor protection rules about maximum working hours (up to 60 per week) and other safeguards. These kind of war time "exceptions" tend to stick around once the crisis is over.

To be fair, the bulk of the measures are still socialist-like: unemployment benefits extended without having to justify, government financed furlough rather than layoffs, extra pay for those workers on the front line.

Macron just announced on TV "a major plan to finance and improve hospitals and healthcare workers careers"; a day late and a euro short.

by Bernard on Wed Mar 25th, 2020 at 07:26:38 PM EST
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