When negotiations broke down this weekend at a Goodyear tire factory slated for closing in northern France, employees resorted to a brazen tactic to get management’s attention: They kidnapped the bosses. On Tuesday, for a second day, hundreds of employees at the plant in Amiens held two senior executives captive before the men were released in the afternoon when the police intervened. Union leaders had threatened to keep them sequestered until the company agreed to pay out “huge amounts of money” to nearly 1,200 workers about to lose their jobs, following a two-year fight to keep the factory from closing.
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