CLERMONT-FERRAND, France (Jan. 25)—Groupe Michelin will go ahead with a ballot of its French work force over plans to introduce a 35-hour workweek at its plants, after the failure of a legal move to halt the vote. A French court rejected a request by the CGT trade union to declare the referendum illegal, claiming the company had not properly consulted its employees prior to organizing the ballot. Michelin has yet to decide on a new date for the referendum, which originally was scheduled for Jan. 25, but postponed pending the court decision.
French court clears Michelin ballot plan
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