Trade Unions

In France, there are many trade unions and they play a key role in corporate life and in the society. Historically, they have had a strong impact on the labor market.

Their purpose is to defend common professional interests.

The unionization rate in France is 11%.

Any employee over 18 (French or Non-French) has the right to become a member of the trade union of his/her choice.

Two main types of trade unions exist: employees trade unions and employers trade unions.

For the list of French trade unions, go to

For more information, go to