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lol, held hostage by workers .

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Workers hold boss of Sony France hostage

MONT-DE-MARSAN, France - The boss of Sony France has been detained overnight by workers angry at the amount of compensation offered before the closure of a plant at Pontonx-sur-l'Adour in southwest France.

Sony France president Serge Foucher had a bailiff testify that he was not being allowed to leave the plant and the bailiff "told us he would approach the forces of order," CGT union spokesman Patrick Hachaguer said.

"He won't listen to us, we didn't find any other solution," the left-wing union delegate added.

Foucher had come to meet 311 sacked workers one last time before the factory closes on April 17 but staff, unhappy with the compensation offered by the Japanese high-tech giant, went on strike and barricaded the entry to the site with tree trunks late on Thursday.

Sony France had announced in December the closure of the Pontonx-sur-l'Adour site, which has since 1984 specialised in manufacturing video tapes.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news...447463760.html
 

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First I lol'd
........ Then I serious'd ಠ_ಠ .... Then I resumed lol'ing
 

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Huh? Put their asses in jail please. Totally uncalled for.. at least in the USA I guess. France is.. well..

Yeppp. Because the U.S. is known for justice.....



You know nothing about France or its culture. Do not judge it negatively because some ignorant folks decided to have "freedom fries".

I hope he is returned safely to his family.
 

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Presented the article to a co-worker and he said...

"OMG, FRENCH PEOPLE ARE CRAZY?!"
 

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"Why would you bash them? At least they are doing SOMETHING to fight against big companies taking advantage of their work force."

"People make fun of the French for not having a backbone and being weak, but this move showed some balls."

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"Why would you bash them? At least they are doing SOMETHING to fight against big companies taking advantage of their work force."

"People make fun of the French for not having a backbone and being weak, but this move showed some balls."

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Yeah taking someone hostage isn't exactly legal or something that will get them their job back.
 

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"Why would you bash them? At least they are doing SOMETHING to fight against big companies taking advantage of their work force."

"People make fun of the French for not having a backbone and being weak, but this move showed some balls."

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A lot of unions are big bullies to smaller companies. Big unions are just as bad as big business's. Workers get ripped off while the union boss's get rich.
 

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You were being racist without being racist.

If the hostage situation was the other way around people would care a lot less.

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"Why would you bash them? At least they are doing SOMETHING to fight against big companies taking advantage of their work force."

"People make fun of the French for not having a backbone and being weak, but this move showed some balls."

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I love the way you write.
Also, I hope this teaches CEOs all over the world something.

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What does "jigga" even mean?
they 'j' is substituting a 'n', so i suggest your refrain from using that word.
 

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sounds like a non-violent protest to me
 

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What would you do if you were laid off?

I'd pull out my deagle and bust a cap in this jigga's head

Someone's playing too much CS. I wonder if you pull your knife out in order to run faster.

Back to OT, has the workers demanded anything yet?
 
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