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  • n. Plural form of bossnapping.

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  • In recent weeks, France has also seen a series of "bossnappings" - the practice of workers retaining their bosses in their company's buildings in order to call attention to their discontent.

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  • France has been hit by a series of so-called bossnappings since the onset of the economic downturn which has seen managers held hostage by workers protesting job or wage cuts.

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  • For example, last year's rash of "bossnappings" brief detention of executives by workers that rarely turn violent to protest factory closures was often car ried out independently of unions.

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  • Over the past few weeks, French workers facing layoffs have pioneered a new negotiating tactic called "bossnappings," in which managers are taken captive to extract better compensation packages.

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  • Last year, French workers hit by a wave of layoffs carried out a series of "bossnappings" to press demands for better redundancy packages, but the radical action has subsided over past months.

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  • Last year, French workers hit by a wave of layoffs carried out a series of "bossnappings" to press demands for better redundancy packages, but the radical action has subsided over past months. spoke out against the detentions, saying they were illegal, and vowed to take action.

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  • There has been a wave of "bossnappings", where chief executives arriving at plants to announce layoffs found themselves barred from leaving.

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  • Some 250,000 people have joined the ranks of France's 2.2 million jobless already this year and workers angry over layoffs are staging "bossnappings" despite warnings from Sarkozy that such radical tactics are illegal.

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  • Attacks on disgraced ex-RBS boss Sir Fred Goodwin's home last month over the size of his pension pot are being echoed in a wave of "bossnappings" and riots across the world, as workers discover that much of the prosperity of the past few years has been illusory.

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  • Yet none of that helps me understand something like this week's "bossnappings," as fired French workers hold their managers hostage, and that's a cultural gap the Internet won't soon breach.

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