HR Strange But True!
September 01, 2009

Your workers may be willing to give things up to save their jobs--bonuses, picnics, and other perks--but workers in France are willing to give up their modesty.

Members of the French boilermakers' union CGT, inspired by Paris rugby club players who posed for a nude calendar to raise money for charity , decided to try to save their jobs by selling calendars with 13 of their members wearing nothing except safety helmets!

How? The union members, who work for the Chaffoteaux et Maury factory in Brittany, want to use the proceeds to fund a trip to Italy for their union officials so they can protest the job cuts to top management at their parent company, Ariston Thermo Group ATG) and perhaps find ways to save 200 positions that the company announced would be cut later this year due to “redundancy.”

The calendars will sell for 10 Euros. Union official Brigitte Coadic is quoted as saying that besides making money, the workers want to show they are willing to do anything--even take their clothes off--to save their jobs.

The models, all volunteers, will be identified by name, age, and years of seniority at the factory, say press reports.

Source: Reuters and Fox News

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