Bosal’s bankruptcy in mid-2009 is clearly linked to a harsh strike

For justice, the social movement launched after the turnaround of the automotive supplier has deterred potential buyers. And leads to its liquidation.

As always, the role of the unions will have been a marker of the left-right divide during the presidential campaign. If Marine Le Pen says little on the subject, François Fillon and Emmanuel Macron want to reduce their field while Jean-Luc Mélenchon wants to strengthen it. Whatever the outcome of the election, justice has just confirmed those who believe that hard conflicts are detrimental to activity. The Douai Court of Appeal issued a judgment on December 15 on a company, Bosal France, which manufactured exhaust pipes in Pas-de-Calais, which will be a landmark.

“This judgment is extremely important. Finally, the responsibility of those who launch destructive strikes is pointed out! »

Philippe Bodereau, lawyer for Bosal France

According to the judges, the judicial liquidation of the company in July 2009 – it had been placed in receivership six months earlier – was in fact not caused by the “chaotic management” of the management but “results from the inconsiderate strike movement which was triggered, in a rather incomprehensible way, on Monday June 15, 2009 and which frustrated the process of finding a candidate for the takeover”. Stake of…

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