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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri (2ndR) attend a meeting with French employer's body MEDEF union leader Pierre Gattaz (L) about French labour law reforms at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen


PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will use a special clause in the Constitution to bypass parliamentary opponents and impose by decree a labour law reform bill, a spokesman for the ruling Socialist Party said on Tuesday.

The decision came as a bill that will make hiring and firing easier and give companies more freedom to set tailor-made pay and work conditions at company level returned for a final review to the lower house of parliament, where the bill is opposed by a sizeable minority of Socialist Party members.

(Reporting by Emile Picy; Writing by Brian Love)


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