US CEO mocks ‘three hours a day’ French workers


PARIS—The head of US tiremaker Titan sparked an uproar in France on Wednesday by mocking French workers for putting in only “three hours” a day and saying it would be “stupid” to invest in the country.

Titan chief executive Maurice …

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  • Joseph

    The union will try to sue the company for closing down a plant that is unprofitable?!
    I’d like to see them waste their money to even try to sue them.

    What many people don’t see is that rather than the management being harsh to the unions, it is the unions being harsh to management. That’s the reason why many places started using contractual workers. The unions can shout about how getting higher wages and benefits all the want. The average guy on the street who has no job is willing to be paid much less than any union worker and get the job while the union worker starves shouting his heart out.

    Should unions be abolished? I believe so. You don’t need to be unionized to all decide not to go to work and boycott the company anyway. At least then they might consider electing more competent gov’t officials to watch over them.

  • dave

    To Mr Taylor, if you change your mind on France, Philippines is very much welcome for you to open the manufacturing plant. For Filipino credentials, please talk to Mr. David Harwell. We want more jobs here. Please! Can somebody from the government talk to this Taylor guy for further investment?


    Not much different if you work in gov’t! Gov’t paid dead or alive, or even ghost employees nationwide!

  • George

    this parasites never learned from the soviets, “pretend they’re working and gov’t pretend in paying them”. look mama, where are they now? “were still here”, says castro and north korea, but guess how long they’ll last. 

  • anu12345

    I want to immigrate to France

  • Arnel Capistrano

    Is that what happens in a socialist government? 

    Here we have a democratic government, our workers eat less, talk much less and get paid less doing more work. Sheeeesh!!!

    In the Philippines, if you want less work, more talk, more breaks…. join the civil service.

    • ryan andres

      Agree! Or you can just work for the government in general… ayos dun, 5pm ang tapos ng trabaho pero 4:30 pa lang nasa bahay na yung government employee, nanonood na ng TV.

      • ADD

         Correct, at ang lakas pang mag rally pag nabawasan ang delihensya ha.

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