French Factory Workers Get Naked to Save Jobs

"Will strip for work"


We all know how this works; there's nothing new about it. The Brits have been removing their clothes to save their jobs since "The Full Monty" or "Calendar Girls."

So what's so different about this story? We finally see the French protesting in a constructive way.

In a country where boss kidnappings, threats to blow up factories or pollute the Seine river, or even dumping of agricultural produce is the normal format for protest, the stripping strategy is a breezy breath of fresh air.

"We don't want to destroy anything," Brigitte Coadic told Reuters. Coadic is the representative of the CGT union at the Chaffoteaux et Maury boiler factory. "We want to show what we can do, tell the management that, if they keep us, we can turn all this media attention into something positive."

The factor workers posed naked for a calendar in an attempt to save 204 out of 250 factory jobs. The proceeds will then fund a trip to Italy where they plan to protest in front of the parent company Ariston Thermo Group (ATG).

"Our aim is to show there are workers here who will do anything to save their jobs, even take their clothes off," she said. And they're doing just that. Thirteen men from the boiler factory will be completely nude save for some helmets and masks.

The calendar is slated to arrive in the fall.

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there is always a way to get rich even if you dont take your clothes off for a goofy calendar;) try instead!! cheers, ivz

August 31 2009 at 5:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

All these articles concerning how they made so much money are fake. Don't believe a word about it. No doubt they are from the same person posing as many. They would like for you to buy their phony stuff so they can make money off of you. They are scammers.

August 26 2009 at 2:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

you are a scammer. nothing you said here is the truth

August 26 2009 at 2:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If anybody has a way to make fast money they will not tell you people so dont fall for there crap ok if they know a way they will not say

August 26 2009 at 2:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think making a nude calendar is a great way to raise money and sometimes awareness, depending on what 'idea' the
calendar is trying to get across to consumers. Would I pose
nude? I'm not so sure about that. I'm a relatively modest person, so maybe semi-nude or the way the photogs do the pictures so tastefully in Playboy.. There's no other tasteful soft nude zine out there besides Hef's creation!

August 26 2009 at 1:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


August 26 2009 at 12:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Do u idiots even read the story before coming on here and posting your bs remarks.The story says clear as day that it is 13 MEN posing.It does not say anything about 80 year old women or any women,13 men.Do you just not know how to read to well.Or do you just love to hear yourself

August 26 2009 at 12:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If my nude picture would sell for even a buck (which is unlikley), I'd pose.

August 26 2009 at 12:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well, since everybody else thinks this is the venue to promote their particular business interests, I'll do the same thing..There's a new product on the market that will increase your energy and do it in a nutritional way. Go to and find out the particulars..You may just make some money as well....

August 26 2009 at 12:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Daddy always said There's always a way to make a buck!! I my kids are hungry, I'll do what it takes!

August 26 2009 at 12:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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