FRANCE: Blum's Blues

Though 5,000.000 French workers, benefiting from cultured, straggle-haired Socialist Premier Blum's new social laws, are enjoying a 40-hour working week, there was plenty of discontent in France last week. Hotel, restaurant and cafe workers, still waiting to be included in the 40-hour setup, staged a noisy demonstration to protest against employers who refuse to grant shorter working hours during the impending tourist season. To appease them the French Government had already been obliged to abolish the Droit de Tab-lier ("Right of the Apron"), the "privilege" of waiters, hat-checkers, washroom attendants, doorkeepers...

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