Industry-specific agreements


Industry-specific agreements apply to all companies belonging to the same business sector.

They allow employers and trade unions to discuss various topics, including:

  • Minimum wage levels
  • Collective guarantees (supplemental insurance)
  • Gender equality in the workplace
  • Training
  • Occupational health risks
  • Job classifications

Company agreements

Company agreements can be negotiated between the company’s management and the employee representatives. They apply to all employees in a company or to a particular group of the company’s employees.

French Ministry for Labour, 2017