Thursday, 15 April 2010

French workers hold bosses hostage

WORKERS at a French factory have held two company bosses hostage for two days in protest at its forthcoming closure.

The 86 rebels at the Essex copper wire plant in Mâcon, in Saône-et-Loire, have also threatened to throw its products and equipment into the river Saône.

They are demanding a pay-off of 120,000 Euros for each member of staff, reports Europe1.

Christian Estrosi, industry minister, is said to be "deeply shocked" by the latest in a string of militant actions against the capitalist system in France.