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The Contrat Première Embauche was a real insult to our youth.  This contract, with its two-year trial period, was a new measure of exclusion which would have created a dramatic situation of even greater insecurity for our youth.  Without any justification, employers could have dismissed young employees under the age of 26 years from one day to the next.

The consequences of this departure from the Labour Code would have been devastating.  How can you rent a home when you are not certain of having a job tomorrow?  How can you build a future when insecurity is part of your daily life?  How can you dare join a union when the employer can dismiss you without cause?