Source: Alexander Smith / NBC News
Disgruntled workers at a Goodyear factory in northern France detained two of their bosses Monday by barricading a meeting room door with a large tire, their union said.
The incident is the latest in a series of flare-ups since the Ohio-based tire giant said last year that it planned to close the 1,250-worker plant in Amiens by the end of 2014.
So-called “boss-napping” became rampant in France in 2009 at the height of the economic meltdown, although the practice has since tapered off.
Workers would not let the manager and a human resources chief leave a room after a meeting turned sour, the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) union told The Associated Press.
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