Renault employees revolt in France: managers taken as hostage


Employees at a factory belonging to the giant Renault car group in the Morbihan region in northwestern France surrounded the factory, and detained the managers.

The largest state-owned company, Renault, has also decided to sell the Fonderie de Bretagne plant in Caudan, Morbihan region.

About 350 employees and their families opposed the decision on the grounds that they would lose their jobs by selling the factory, and they closed the entrance and exit of the factory in the morning.

They took factory managers hostage

The workers have taken factory managers hostage, and Mael Le Goff, a representative of the General Confederation of Trade Unions (CGT), has stated that they will not release anyone until the demands are met.


In the statement issued by Renault, the actions of employees were condemned and 7 managers were detained.

And in the statement, which called for the siege on the factory to be lifted as soon as possible and the release of the executives taken hostage.

It has been observed that the search for customers to buy the factory continues so that the employees continue to work and not lose their jobs.

The company also announced its decision to sell as part of its savings plan at the end of March.

Also, in the meeting held yesterday by the ministries of economy, labor and industry and representatives of companies, it was reported that a rescue fund will be established to protect employees’ jobs.

Factory workers argue that this fund plans to reclassify and fire employees.