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megimoo
03-31-2009, 12:26 PM
French workers detain 4 Caterpillar executives (to "protect jobs")

French workers detain 4 Caterpillar executives PARIS, March 31 (Reuters) - Workers at a French office of Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) have detained four managers over concerns related to planned job cuts, France Info radio said on Tuesday.

The world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment has announced plans to slash jobs in the United States and France Info said more than 700 workers were set to go in the country. /snip

Recent French labour disputes have been marked by incidents in which workers have locked up managers to secure better conditions for laid-off staff.


http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConstructionAgriculturalMachinery/idUSLV94859820090331

Odysseus
03-31-2009, 12:32 PM
French workers detain 4 Caterpillar executives (to "protect jobs")

French workers detain 4 Caterpillar executives PARIS, March 31 (Reuters) - Workers at a French office of Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) have detained four managers over concerns related to planned job cuts, France Info radio said on Tuesday.

The world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment has announced plans to slash jobs in the United States and France Info said more than 700 workers were set to go in the country. /snip

Recent French labour disputes have been marked by incidents in which workers have locked up managers to secure better conditions for laid-off staff.

http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConstructionAgriculturalMachinery/idUSLV94859820090331

Illegal detention of US nationals is an act of war. If the French government won't act, then the US embassey Marine detachment should be sent in.

megimoo
03-31-2009, 01:12 PM
Illegal detention of US nationals is an act of war. If the French government won't act, then the US embassey Marine detachment should be sent in.
With Obama ?He'd send the the ransom money !

Odysseus
03-31-2009, 02:52 PM
With Obama ?He'd send the the ransom money !

No, he'd fire the CEO and take over the company.

PoliCon
03-31-2009, 08:48 PM
every business with brains will close up their french offices and leave.

Odysseus
04-01-2009, 10:59 AM
every business with brains will close up their french offices and leave.

And go where? We used to be the freest economy in the world. Now where do you go for economic liberty?

FlaGator
04-01-2009, 11:11 AM
One of the results of socialism in Europe has been the misconception that employment is right and not only a right but an entitlement. Remember folks, these beliefs are coming to a country near you!

PoliCon
04-01-2009, 12:50 PM
And go where? We used to be the freest economy in the world. Now where do you go for economic liberty?

Singapore - Ireland - Poland - etc. of course if the french get their way - it won't make a difference because they want an international economic Czar who will force countries to match france's insane tax rates and labor laws. :rolleyes:

Odysseus
04-01-2009, 05:55 PM
Singapore - Ireland - Poland - etc. of course if the french get their way - it won't make a difference because they want an international economic Czar who will force countries to match france's insane tax rates and labor laws. :rolleyes:

Which means that a rogue state that proliferates nuclear weapons won't be attacked, but a nation that keeps its taxes low and doesn't spend past its means will be. :mad:

AlmostThere
04-01-2009, 06:59 PM
One of the results of socialism in Europe has been the misconception that employment is right and not only a right but an entitlement. Remember folks, these beliefs are coming to a country near you!

I know of a corporation based in Belgium that tried for quite a while to layoff some employees in Belgium. After being blocked repeatedly, they gave up and laid off employees outside of Europe instead. I can understand why Europeans think it's a right. :mad:

PoliCon
04-01-2009, 10:15 PM
Which means that a rogue state that proliferates nuclear weapons won't be attacked, but a nation that keeps its taxes low and doesn't spend past its means will be. :mad:

BINGO!:mad: We should have killed all the french the last time we were over there.

linda22003
04-02-2009, 10:51 AM
BINGO!:mad: We should have killed all the french the last time we were over there.

These little "keyboard testosterone surges" are so cute. :p

PoliCon
04-02-2009, 11:21 AM
These little "keyboard testosterone surges" are so cute. :p

bitch. :p