French adhesive workers stick it to Brit boss
The British boss of a French adhesive factory is being held captive by workers over redundancy fears.
The sticky situation started Tuesday night, the Beeb reports.
The factory in the south-east is just the latest to fall foul of this increasingly common French reaction to the current economic squeeze.
Four bosses are stuck inside after union negotiations over 68 job losses failed.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy has said such boss-napping is unacceptable and that workers could face prosecution.
French political protest has always been imaginative.
Current anti-Sarkozy protestors are wearing badges or T-shirts which refer to a 17th Century romantic novel that the president dismissed as rubbish. Which makes a change from setting fire to English sheep, at least. ®