每日英語跟讀 Ep.K496: About France - France to make condoms free at pharmacies for those aged 18-25
French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that condoms would be made available for free in pharmacies for 18- to 25-year-olds in a bid to reduce unwanted pregnancies among young people.
"It’s a small revolution for contraception," Macron said during a health debate with young people in Fontaine-le-Comte, a suburb of Poitiers in western France.
The move comes as health authorities have observed an increase in sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, in recent years. But it is also part of a broader public health campaign that has led France to expand free access to contraception and screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
France bans work email after 6 p.m. 法國禁止晚上6點後處理公務電子郵件
France has long been seen as something of a paradise when it comes to labour rights, with it’s 35-hour week, long lunches and generous holidays.
Now, a new legally-binding agreement effectively banning workers from after-hours work emails could be the icing on the gateau.
The deal signed between employers’ federations and unions representing workers in the digital and consultancy fields stipulates that employees should switch off work emails after 6pm and employers must not pressure them to be electronically available after this time.
Employees will no longer check their work-related email before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m., according to the agreement. The deal upholds the spirit of the 35-hour work week that France implemented in 1999.
1 million employees in the tech and consulting sectors will be covered by the new rule, the Guardian reports, including workers at the French offices of Google and Facebook.
這項新規定將適用於科技和顧問產業的100萬名受僱人員，衛報報導，包括法國的Google和Facebook員工。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1557826 ; https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/world/paper/774325