Sarkozy is using the holiday break to work on a plan aimed at arresting the country's sharp rise...

|By:, SA News Editor

Sarkozy is using the holiday break to work on a plan aimed at arresting the country's sharp rise in unemployment. Taking his cue from Germany in 2009, Sarkozy's draft plan calls for companies to retain all staff even when business is weak and for employees to accept pay cuts in exchange. Officials are also considering opening a broader debate on work-time flexibility.