At the end of the survival phase, the collective agreements of the original company are no longer applicable. If no substitute agreement has been reached, workers retain the same salary they paid in the last 12 months for the working time provided by their employment contract. Under certain conditions, if union representation does not exist or when a majority collective agreement transfers bargaining power of union representatives to the SEC. The themes of the third block include everything else, although some of them are also covered by legislation. Premiums, paid holidays, most issues relating to working time, notice periods, travel periods, severance pay and the initial duration of the trial period can be agreed at the company level without reference to interprofessional agreements. Finally, the framework for labour law reform in 2017 has strengthened decentralisation. This means that, on a large number of issues, enterprise-level agreements are a priority; and the role of social partners in managing unemployment and the vocational training system has been reduced as the role of the state has increased. In practice, negotiations at the industrial level are signed throughout the year, with the exception of the practice in August. However, they focus on the first four months of the year. (In 2017, 57% of all agreements were signed between the beginning of January and the end of April, and the figures for previous years are similar.  The state continues to play a decisive role in French industrial relations. The system is heavily regulated, the government sets the minimum wage and the Ministry of Labour expands virtually all collective agreements and an increasing number of issues are subject to mandatory negotiations at the sector or enterprise level. National Health Insurance unless a branch collective agreement obliges the employer to pay The reform of collective bargaining in the public sector, introduced by the July 2011 act, changes the way union representation is judged in the public sector, in line with rules already in place in the private sector since 2008.
Since this legislation, workplace elections have determined the extent to which unions can participate in negotiations, sign agreements and hold seats on tripartite advisory councils. The notice period is set by law, collective agreement and/or employment contract. The notice period is usually between one and three months. The notice period provided by the collective agreement generally varies according to the employee`s classification, the time of service in the company and sometimes his age. This “almost systematic extension procedure” is linked, as the DG Treasury report indicates, to the very high level of tariff setting in France.