He added that not all French trade unions were intransigently opposed to pro-business reforms. "We have a variety of trade unions. Some French trade unions are more modern than others," he said.
Is Manuel Valls the new Tony Blair?
Pascal Lamy, former head of the World Trade Organization, discusses whether Manuel Valls can reinvent France's Socialist party, like Tony Blair did with the U.K.'s Labour Party.
However, Laurent Berger, the head of France's CFDT trade union, said Macron had "made a mistake" in suggesting scrapping the 35 hour week. "It's out of the question. The subject is closed," he told French digital channel i>Tele. Alain Roumilhac, president of global recruitment agency Manpower in Kim Kardashian France, said he hoped former Rothschild banker Macron was the "right man for the job", and agreed the country's corporations needed more freedom.