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Sony Staff Free Hostage Bosses After Pay Row in France


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302w ago - Something like this could only happen at Sony's "DAX" Technology Center... Sacked workers at a French Sony factory have freed two executives they had been holding hostage in an attempt to win a better severance deal.

To quote: Sony France chief executive Serge Foucher and human resources boss Roland Bentz were held overnight by the workers at the Pontonx-sur-l'Adour plant in southwest France.

The workers are trying to force the Japanese electronics giant to give them a payout in line with other French Sony plants that have shut.

"I am happy to be free and to see the light of day again," Mr Foucher said, before travelling with his former captors for a meeting with state and union representatives.

On Thursday the bosses had travelled to meet its 311 workers one last time before the closure of the factory on April 17.

But the workers, who say their payoff is less generous than that offered at other French Sony plants that have closed, decided to launch a strike.

They barricaded the entry to the site with tree trunks and stopped them leaving, then held them overnight in a meeting room.

CGT union official Patrick Hachaguer said worker had been asked to let Mr Foucher out of the factory earlier this morning to meet the regional state representative - but the workers initially refused, demanding instead that officials came to them.

Sony France announced in December the closure of the site, which has since 1984 specialised in manufacturing video tapes.

Props to DrEmmettBrown for sharing the news with us!



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#1 - prybar - 302w ago
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WOW, That's one way to get what you want. I'm unsure if I should say good for them or not

It's great they got a better deal, and no-one was hurt, but i'm not convinced the ends justified the means

pry

 

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