Femen earn victory in right to protest topless – The Local

Three Femen activists were acquitted of exhibitionism on Wednesday for a topless protest staged as former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived at his trial for “aggravated pimping” in February 2015. “It’s the first acquittal in a trial against Femen on the charge of sexual exhibition,” their lawyer Valentine Reberioux told AFP. “A political demonstration should not be confused with sexual aggression,” she said. “These are political acts using the nude torso as a mode of expression and it ends there.”

Source: Femen earn victory in right to protest topless – The Local

French workers forced to ask bosses if they need pee break – The Local PeeMail?

The rule has been brought in to try to limit the time the workers are away from their post in order to maximise their output. Out of their seven hour day, workers are allowed a maximum of 30 minutes away from their desks that includes for toilet trips. “It’s the same for everyone, whether they have a disability or not,” Dengean said. An anonymous employee told local newspaper La Dépêche that 7 percent of the workforce were older or had disabilities and should not be forced to get green light from management if they want to satisfy a natural need. Unions have made a joint call for workers to stage a walkout on Friday. Thierry Godec, a representative from the CFDT union described the problems that workers will face. “There’s a huge risk that managers won’t respond [to the requests for a pee break],” he told La Dépêche newspaper. “According to stats managers are only at their desks 55 percent of the time. So if it’s the 45 percent of time and an employee gets stuck on a long call they will burst a pipe.”

Source: French workers forced to ask bosses if they need pee break – The Local