Employees booby-trap factory and threaten to blow it up if demands aren't met in France

Employees booby-trap factory and threaten to blow it up if demands aren't met in France

Employees are protesting at GM&S

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A group of employees at a factory in France have threatened to blow up their factory over disputes about its takeover.

Workers at GM&S car manufacturer suppliers in central France have started to destroy equipment at the plant and claim they will destroy a machine each day until their demands are met.

The trade union representatives also claim that employees have booby-trapped the area with petrol cans and gas cannisters, according to The Local.

Photos on Twitter show gas cannisters tied to liquid oxygen tanks and machinery being cut in half with a blow torch. 

In December the company went into receivership and roughly 280 jobs are now at risk.

Anger from employees has been directed at Peugeot and Renault as they claim the firms have blocked negotiations for a site takeover.

Trade union representative Vincent Labrousse told AFP: "We have been fighting for six months and we are sorry to get to this point but at the moment there is a threat of liquidation and if that happens then the factory will not be returned in one piece."

Employees have also called upon new French President Emmanuel Macron to intervene in the situation.

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