‘Boss-napping’ reveals French labour problems

Need to change business culture underlined by case of two managers who were held hostage at tyre factory by unionists.

French trade unionists have released two managers who had been held hostage by disgruntled workers at the country’s Goodyear tyre factory in Amiens.

The factory is facing a shutdown after workers rejected a restructuring deal. About 1,200 jobs will be cut after years of dispute, whereby unions refused new pay and conditions.

The recent unrest at Goodyear is a sign for some of the urgent need for France to change the way it does business.

Al Jazeera’s Simon McGregor-Wood reports.

Source: Al Jazeera

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