Thousands of unionists made their way to Le Mans, France on Wednesday (March 26) to show their support for the striking Renault workers.
MV AND SV Renault workers meeting with banners and flags (4 shots)
MV Demonstrators start to march (2 shots)
GTV PAN Demonstrators at rally
GVs AND LVs Demonstrators march again with other unions (6 shots)
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Background: Thousands of unionists made their way to Le Mans, France on Wednesday (March 26) to show their support for the striking Renault workers. Only hours after they joined forces in a protest march, it was announced the two sides had reached an agreement to end the go-slow which has crippled production for more than six weeks.
Under the terms of the agreement, management will fix a timetable for discussions with the unions over wage demands. In return the unions will end their go-slow.
The unions are demanding an across-the-board salary rise of 250 francs (25 pounds sterling) a month, the reinstatement of 17 sacked workers and full pay for workers who were laid off during the go-slow.)
The seven-week-long go-slow in the factory, which makes suspension and transmission parts, has cut deeply into stocks-forcing Renault to put over 30-thousand workers on short time.