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.