Friday, July 24, 2009

Trade Unionbombers - Update

Since it has now worked, will we see this particular negotiating strategy duplicated elsewhere:

Fired workers at a bankrupt French auto-parts supplier won severance pay averaging 28,500 euros ($40,500) after threatening to blow up their factory along with components destined for Renault SA and PSA Peugeot Citroen.

Besides average statutory severance of 17,500 euros, each of the 366 workers at New Fabris will be offered 11,000 euros in "jobseeker aid," financed through the two carmakers' purchase of equipment and undelivered components, Industry Minister Christian Estrosi said in a statement today after meeting union members from the plant in Chatellerault in western France.
In what has to be one of the most bizarre quotes from a public official in sometime:

"Resorting to violence is not the solution to a program of job cuts," the minister said, adding that the lifting of the bomb threat had been "an absolute precondition to this meeting."
Making the case for what we already know.

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