In deal, French workers drop threat to blow up plant


CHATELLERAULT, France, July 31 (Reuters) - French workers who had threatened to blow up their car parts plant in a dispute over mass layoffs voted on Friday to accept a new compensation offer and drop their threat. The conflict at the firm New Fabris, which had been dragging on for weeks, highlighted the radicalisation of workers' protests in France as the economic downturn hits the job market. The workers at New Fabris, a bankrupt sub-contractor to carmakers Renault and Peugeot , had ...

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