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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:44 PM

9. Same story - UK Guardian: US v France: where is it best to be an employee - or an employer?

Titan has money and the know-how to produce tyres. What does the crazy union have? It has the French government.

The letter raises the issue of cultural differences between French and American working practices, highlighting the very different attitudes to workers' rights between the two countries. Only 11.3% of American workers belong to a union, a 97 year low, in a country that has seen a gradual erosion of workers' rights over the past few decades, as the economy has shifted toward part-time and temporary - and frequently low-wage - jobs.

In addition, the US is the only industrialised country in the world that does not have statutory requirements on employers to provide paid holiday, with the average American enjoying a mere two weeks off a year. A quarter of the population have no paid holiday at all. France, in line with many European countries, stipulates a statutory holiday entitlement of 25 days per year.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/blog/2013/feb/20/france-us-worker-rights-titan-international

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