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French unions, employers agree changes to labour laws

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French President Francois Hollande led a chorus of approval after unions and employers reached a deal on reforms to the country's complex labour laws after more than three months of talks. 

A copy of France's labour laws sits on a table, January 11, 2013, during a meeting of union representatives at the headquarters of Medef, a French employers association, in Paris. French President Francois Hollande led a chorus of approval after unions and employers reached a deal on reforms to the country's complex labour laws after more than three months of talks.

The measures are designed to give more flexibility to employers who have long complained of the red tape strangling the French economy.

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