An Amiens court gave eight strikers protesting plant closure nine months in prison for unlawful confinement of two managers in January 2014.
A bitter dispute over the closure of the Amiens plant ended when workers occupying the site accepted significantly increased severance pay.
Observers say 'boss-napping' of two executives at Goodyear plant may damage France's reputation as destination for foreign investment.
Angry workers holding two managers in 'boss-napping' at factory in northern France are demanding more money in exchange for loss of their jobs.
French industry minister says Titan boss Maurice Taylor has made an offer for French tyre plant which he once said he would be “stupid” to buy.
Minister Arnaud Montebourg blasts Maurice Taylor's "insulting" note as "extremist" and "demonstrating a "perfect ignorance of our country".
The head of US tyremaker Titan has mocked French workers and told ministers his company would be "stupid" to take over a troubled French factory.