PARIS Jan 9 France's CFDT trade union gave its
backing on Monday to carmaker Renault's plans to make
the company more competitive, which had previously led to a
period of work stoppages in protest at the proposals.
"The CFDT has given a favourable view," Franck Daout, a
negotiator for the CFDT, the third largest union, told Reuters.
Renault had unveiled proposals to allow factory managers to
order compulsory overtime for workers at shorter notice, and to
push back overtime payments to the end of the year.
(Reporting by Gilles Guillaume; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta;
Editing by Dominique Vidalon)