Collective Bargaining Agreements

There are hundreds of Collective Bargaining Agreements in France. They are negotiated between employer and employee’s unions.
They fix not only minimum salaries but also employee benefits such as leave and absences provisions. Sometimes they determine elements of the employment contract such as the notice period in case of resignation and dismissal. Furthermore, you can often find provisions regarding the duration of trial period and whether or not it can be extended. Often CBAs provide for more significant severance payments or bonus payments in case of retirement.

Which collective bargaining agreement applies to your company depends on your main business activity (code APE NAF).

Some collective bargaining agreements are nation wide applicable others only to certain regions or departments.