France - Seasonal workers – perspectives and policy - August 31, 2016

The observatory Réseau Emplois Compétences published a report on the position of seasonal workers. With short-term temporary contracts, seasonal workers are faced with even more difficulties than other workers, especially in terms of job security. In some sectors, provisions to improve the situation of seasonal workers do exist, notably to improve their working conditions and living conditions (including access to housing), ensure access to training, etc. Certain forms of seasonal work are limited or regulated by collective agreements (Table 1, page 12). The development of such provisions requires in-depth knowledge of seasonal workers and the companies and branches that employ them. Currently, no study, no administrative or statistical device is available with exact figures on how many people are involved in seasonal work.

French (with a link to graphs): …  

The report (in French): …   

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