French Workers Strike for the Right to Work on Sunday

Hate working on weekends? That's because you *can* work on weekends.

Not so in France, where tough labor laws prohibit stores from being open on Sunday. That's why some people are striking ... for the right to work more:

... with France weighed down with economic trouble, a new group of employees from two large hardware store chains is demanding to work more, and it’s pulled its slogan straight from the Obama campaign.

The protestors at a recent protest in Paris chanted, “Yes, Week-End,” in their effort to convince French officials to allow them to work on Sundays.

The French government restricts most stores from opening on Sundays -- a day traditionally reserved for family time in France.

Christopher Werth of American Public Media's Marketplace World has the story: Link


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