Michael Allan McCrae and mining.com reports
An American tire company CEO blasted French productivity when he explained why his company would not be taking over a Goodyear plant in [France].
In a letter dated Feb. 8 to a government minister,¬†Titan International’s Chairman and CEO took the [French] government to task for regulations that would make running the plant‚ÄĒin the CEO’s words‚ÄĒ”crazy”. ¬†
Strap yourself in. ¬†Helen, take note:
Goodyear tried for over four years to save part of the [French] jobs that are some of the highest paid, but the French unions and French government did nothing but talk.
I have visited that factory a couple of times.
The French workforce gets paid high wages but works only three hours.
They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three, and work for three.
I told this to the French union workers to their faces.
They told me that’s the French way!
Strong unions and more than a living wage. ¬†Come on Helen, start providing some value to your members. ¬†Time to start looking critically at your own performance!