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Governement may force labour reform through parliament

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) speaks with Junior Minister for Parliamentary Relations Jean-Marie Le Guen (C) and Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri (R) during the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris. May 3 2016 REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

France's government will hold an extraordinary cabinet meeting on Tuesday to allow the presidency to bypass parliament to force through a highly contested labour reform, several ministers said

The ministers will meet at 2:30 pm today to approve the Socialist government's recourse to a constitutional article that was used controversially last year to push through a law that liberalised some economic activities, including the extension of Sunday trading hours.


 - AFP