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“They have one hour for their lunch, they talk for three hours. That's the way it is in France"

Business quote of the day.

New Statesman
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“They have one hour for their lunch, they talk for three hours and they work for three hours. I said this directly to their union leaders; they replied that's the way it is in France.”

Maurice Taylor Jr, head of the tyre company Titan International, dismisses the worker’s basis for a strike at the company’s French production plan to the country’s industry minister Arnaud Montebourg.