Boss-Napping Highlights French Woes

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It's a familiar flashpoint in France's troubled industrial relations. The Goodyear tyre factory in Amiens - the site of countless stand-offs in 2009, and now the latest so-called boss-napping. 2 executives against their will for over 24 hours, in a bid by workers for bigger payouts ahead of a thousand planned layoffs. It couldn't have come at a worse time for Francois Hollande. A socialist President - any crackdown could lose him key blue-collar voters.