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Paris, FRANCE: TO GO WITH AFP STORY “French cafe-owners in uproar over 35 hour week ruling” (FILES) – Photo dated 17 July 2003 inthe kitchen of the restaurent Vaudeville in Paris. A court ruling that the 35 hour working week must apply in the catering trades triggered uproar in French bars and restaurants 19 October 2006, amid dire warnings that it will impoverish staff and jeopardise many struggling businesses. On Thursday the country’s highest administrative court — the state council — decided that a 2004 deal under which the 850,000 employees in hotels, bars and restaurants can work 39 hours a week instead of 35 contravenes the key reform of the last Socialist Party (PS) government. AFP PHOTO PIERRE VERDY (Photo credit should read PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)

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