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French workers were barricaded inside their bankrupt car parts factory today after threatening to blow the plant up with gas canisters unless they receive a bigger pay-off. “Are we capable of blowing up the factory?†asked CGT union official Guy Eyermann during a meeting of about a hundred workers who have been occupying the New Fabris factory in Chatellerault for several weeks. “Yes, we are capable.â€

They insisted the string of gas canisters they have strung together are full - despite claims from officials that they are bluffing with depressurised gas bottles - and will be used to blow up the plant if necessary.

“Let them come and see,†said Mr Eyermann. “These are serious threats."

The small east-central town on Monday beefed up emergency services, bringing in extra firefighters to the local emergency centre, after the workers at the New Fabris plant set a July 31 deadline for their demands to be met.

The 366 workers said Sunday they would carry out their threat unless carmakers Renault and PSA-Peugeot - who accounted for 90 per cent of business - pay them €30,000 each when they lose their jobs.

The threat comes after a recent wave of “bossnappings†across France earlier this year in which managers have been held hostage by workers over factory closures.

The Chatellerault factory houses car parts worth an estimated €2 million, as well as a new Renault machine believed to be worth a further $2 million, Mr Eyermann said.

The workers have blockaded the entrance to try to stop any attempt to take the equipment out.

The New Fabris workers, whose employer was declared bankrupt on June 16, claim that Renault and Peugeot paid around €30,000 each to 200 workers laid off from another supplier, the aluminium specialist Rencast. But both Renault and Peugeot said Monday it was not their responsibility to pay out compensation to the New Fabris workers.

New Fabris company director Pierre Reau said that currently the firm would only able to pay between €10,000 and €15,000 in redundancy to workers with 20 or more years experience, and some junior workers would get just €3,000. “I understand their distress,†he said, adding that a dramatic and sudden fall in orders had led to the company’s downfall.

Founded in 1947 by two brothers, Eugene and Quentin Fabris, New Fabris started out making sewing machine parts, before branching out into the car sector, employing up to 800 workers in the 1990s.

As always, they've got style...

Edited by The Ayatollah Bugheri

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Its a shame they didn't show this much spirit in 1940 ;)

The French army cowardice claim is a myth.

German divisions suffered much higher casualties against French Divisions compared to the British. The fact was both French and British Army completely outclassed by tactics in 1940

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The French army cowardice claim is a myth.

German divisions suffered much higher casualties against French Divisions compared to the British. The fact was both French and British Army completely outclassed by tactics in 1940

I know, I was just having a little jest ;)

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Don't - it makes you look like a bigoted tw@t

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I wouldn't mess with the French!

Anyway love the French style. Wish we Brits were more like this.

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Don't - it makes you look like a bigoted tw@t

Aww FFS not this all over again.

"The French could not have fought Hitler any better than they did. Amen."

There. Now let us forget the whole thing and make friends.

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Don't - it makes you look like a bigoted tw@t

Haven't you got a sheep to burn?

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As always, they've got style...

366(staff) x 30,000(Euro pkg) / 1.16 (to get GBP value) = £9.4 million

I admire French spirit, given the extra policing costs/fire costs + lost materials and plant it's probably worth paying.

BUT...

Companies paying that price, while suffering huge demand reduction would think very carefully about where the replacement plant is placed when times pick up again! IF they survive.

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Companies paying that price, while suffering huge demand reduction would think very carefully about where the replacement plant is placed when times pick up again! IF they survive.

Times aint going to pick up for bankrupt companies.

And if you were looking for a location it would be in a part of the world where a bloke with a gun comes round and tell you not to join the union.

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Said the bloke with the racist slur in his moniker... ;)

Are you (as I suspect) really mentally ill or is it just what you think is funny about your choice of internet name?

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Generally I agree with Harry Dunn. The French are assholes.

However on occasion I do like their attirude to certain things.

Their "Go ****** yourself" arrogance can be quite endearing.

Then again, that is also the reason they are generally assholes.

Cest la Vie.

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Are you (as I suspect) really mentally ill or is it just what you think is funny about your choice of internet name?

Morons always carry thier own pre-conceptions..

The name's not funny ...

You are...

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I don't think it's particularly difficult to rig up a load of gas canisters to explode in your factory if you're really hacked off about something.

What will impress me is if they actually blow them up. Then I will think there is something to be taken seriously.

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I don't think it's particularly difficult to rig up a load of gas canisters to explode in your factory if you're really hacked off about something.

What will impress me is if they actually blow them up. Then I will think there is something to be taken seriously.

Well I assume they will have to be inside if they go ahead with the plan ? Could get a wee bit dangerous. Big bluff on the part of the Frenchies IMO. The thing will not blow. If I were a bookie I would be giving odds of 10-1. Easy money.

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The French also didn't resist in Vichy France.. because it was an astonishingly good government if you were not one of the groups targeted by the Nazis. A lot of what we think of as the modern efficient French state was put in place under that government.

Few are going to resist when a new power comes in, cuts the cost of your rent, increases your wages, and gives you state benefits you didn't have before.

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Its a shame they didn't show this much spirit in 1940 ;)

The French can fight as hard as the British, read about Verdun.

Also blitzkreig drove the BEF out of France via Dunkirk in 1940!

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"The French can fight as hard as the British, read about Verdun.

Also blitzkreig drove the BEF out of France via Dunkirk in 1940!"

I am afraid that is not correct.

In the last 250 years France is probably the most conquered country in the world.

1814, 1815, 1873, 1940 and 1944.

In addition Northern France was liberated by primarily British, Empire and American forces as the French army had lost most of its cohesion post the 1917 mutinies. The French have been known to refer to the defeat of the Germans in Northern France in 1918 as "Les cent jours du Canada," for obvious reasons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%27s_Hundred_Days

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Days_Offensive

The French lost in Vietnam and Algeria.

The British won in Malaya and Kenya, even if the British do have some explaining to do about the methods used in Kenya.

If "the French can fight as hard as the British," why don't they?

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I read a copy of the book 'Instructions for British Servicemen in France, 1944' handed to british soldiers advising them on how to behave in a newly-liberated France. It covers the myth about the french soldiers poor fighting abilities and how british service men should show more respect towards the country that bore the Nazi occupation, the only things that stopped the UK from suffering the same fate as France was the English channel.

http://www.johnsmith.co.uk/shop/product_di...ctID=1851243356

A short book and well worth a read.

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"The only things (sic) that stopped the UK from suffering the same fate as France was the English channel."

The Germans were able to project their power across the Baltic into Norway and across the Med into North Africa.

It wasn't 22 miles of sea that stopped the Germans.

It was the RAF.

Behind the RAF was the Royal Navy.

And after Arras the Germans were twitchy about the British army.

"The operation had punched far beyond its weight - the attack was so fierce that 7th Panzer Division believed it had been attacked by five infantry divisions. The attack made the German commanders nervous, and it may have been one of the factors for the surprise German halt on 24 May that gave the BEF the slimmest of opportunities to begin evacuation from Dunkirk."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arras_(1940)

The beastly Hun was so nervous he thought it would be easier to conquer Russia than Great Britain.

And he was probably right about that.

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