In France workers of a factory took the management hostage
The workers of the tire factory Goodyear in French Picardy took the management of the company hostage. The Trade Union and the management have not been able to resolve the issue with the working places in the unprofitable factory in case of its closing for years.
The Russian service of BBC informs that the director of production in Amiens Michel Deyi and the head of HR department Bernard Glesse remain locked in one of the rooms of the factory without food.
The Trade Union and the management have not been able to resolve the issue with the working places on the unprofitable factory in the case of its closing for years. One of the secretaries of the Trade Union Franc Jurek noted that the workers demanded a "golden parachute", since 1,200 potentially fired employees may remain jobless in Picardy.
"If no one buys the plant, we want to quit our jobs with financial compensation," Jurek said, herewith describing the atmosphere at the factory as calm.
The members of the Trade Union affirm that both managers are given water and their cell phones are on. "This initiative is counterproductive and inappropriate at the time when we have to concentrate on the future of our staff after several years of looking for a solution," the management of Goodyear reports. "We were waiting for a long time, but our patience was over and we proceeded to the resolute actions. If we let them go now, this will be equivalent to zero result," one of the members of the Trade Union Michael Malle parried.
In 2009 in France the managers of Sony and Caterpillar were taken hostages. In both of the cases no one was punished for keeping the hostages.