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French Prime Minister try to persuade protesters

March 24 2006

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin to meet with representatives of youth organizations and trade unions that require the withdrawal of the new law on employment, because of which the country's continuing youth unrest.

Chairman of the Cabinet is not going to withdraw the document, however, willing to listen to union leaders and to amend the bill, reported BBC.

Recall that one of the provisions of the Employment Act, the contract of first employment, intended to facilitate the recruitment of graduates. However, this paragraph of the law allows an employer to dismiss young workers during the first two years without explanation. This circumstance led to mass protests by students across the country, which was attended by about 220 thousand people.

Recall that on March 28 in France is scheduled general strike.

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