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This project is supported by the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS)

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Country:France
Salariesupdate 3/2010

Wages are set on a regional level. Fur further information contact the unions.
Building
Workers: 1337,70 to 1970 euro, depending on experience and skills
Employees: 1340 to 2729 euros, depending on experience and skills
Executives: 2743 to 4366 euros, depending on experience and skills, 39 hours per week


Public works
Workers: 1390 to 2900 euro, depending on experience and skills
Employees: 1390 to 2650 euros, depending on experience and skills
Executives: 2010 to 3900 euros, depending on experience and skills
PremiumsUsual night work : an additional charge is due to all categories of workers: on average, + 20% of the hourly wage.

Holidays allowance: for all categories of workers, + 30% of a monthly wage, once a year.

For Employees only: + 100% of the hourly wage on Sundays, official holidays, and for exceptional night work.

Overtime:Supplementary hours must be made up or paid with a minimum additional charge of 25%.
DeductionsWorkers covered by French social security laws
French social security is financed by fees from workers-employees-executives and from employers. The workers-employees-executives receive a gross wage minus about 23% of social fees.

Posted workers
Contributions from workers-employees-executives and employers must be paid to the social security of the country of origin.
Hours of WorkLegal time
35 hours a week.
Modulation of working time (low and high weeks) is possible but the average on a year must be 35 hours a week.
Employees and Executives only may have to work till 215 days a year, without limitation of working time.

Holidays
5 weeks

Maximum working time
10 hours a day
48 hours a week
Illness and InjuryWorkers covered by French social security laws
In case of sickness in general you receive 100% of your wage from the first day until the 90th day. Exceptions: Workers in the private building sector don’t get money during the first three days of sickness. After the 48th day workers in the private building sector as well as in the public building sector receive 75% of their wage.

Posted workers
Posted workers must be covered by the social security of their origin country.
Other InfoMeal and transport allowances must be paid for non sedentary workers (working not close to their official place of residence in France).
ContactsUnions:
CFDT-FNCB, www.cfdt-construction-bois.fr
English speaking member
alexandra.rettien(at)cfdt-fncb.org,

CGT, http://www.construction.cgt.fr/