Workers Hold 7 Managers Captive At Renault Factory In Latest “Boss Napping” Incident In France

  • Workers at a Renault factory in France held seven managers against their will for some 12 hours in an attempt to prevent the plant from being sold.
  • The move was the latest in a long line of “boss-napping” incidents in which executives are prevented from going home by French trade union activists as part of their negotiating tactics.
  • In 2014, workers at a Goodyear tyre factory in northern France held two directors captive for close to 300 hours an attempt to prevent the closure of the plant.

Agence France-Presse from Rawstory writes:

“Workers at a Renault car parts factory in northwest France held seven managers against their will for some 12 hours on Tuesday in an attempt to prevent the plant being sold, the company and union reps said.

The move was the latest in a long line of so-called “boss-napping”incidents in which executives are prevented from going home by French trade union activists as part of strong-arm negotiating tactics.

In 2014, workers at a Goodyear tyre factory in northern France held two directors captive for close to 300 hours to try to prevent the closure of the plant.

The latest clash occurred at the Fonderie de Bretagne, a foundry near the town of Lorient that has been put up for sale by Renault.

The car maker “strongly condemned” the detention of seven local managers on Tuesday morning, calling for them to be allowed to leave.

The managers were released at around 10:30 pm, union rep Mael Le Goff from the hard-left CGT union told AFP on Tuesday.

“They still didn’t want to have a dialogue so it was pointless trying to talk to people who don’t want to engage,” Le Goff said…”

See full story here.



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