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French Employees Holding Superiors Hostage to Protest Layoffs

 - Apr 8, 2009
References: reuters
Bold maneuvers by job-stunted employees in France have evolved into locking up bosses. This reaction, sparked by layoffs and due to spiraling economic conditions, is fittingly referred to as ‘Bossnapping.'

Staff at French plants run by Sony, 3M and Caterpillar have held managers inside the factories overnight, in three separate incidents, to demand better layoff terms.

The French economic status is so diminished that almost 50 percent of French residents approve of the hostage taking incidents. On March 31, billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault was detained in a taxi by layoff-enraged staff. Riot police intervened to free him.

To get a feeling for the premise behind these emotionally charged actions, view attached video ‘Spring of Rage.'