Alcatel-Lucent Event Disrupted
The Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 4, 2007
Dozens of whistling and singing protesters forced Alcatel-Lucent
Chairman Serge Tchuruk to suspend his opening speech at the
shareholders' meeting Friday.
Labor unions have staged regular protests against the
telecommunications-equipment company's planned restructuring,
which calls for thousands of job cuts.
After several minutes of alternate chanting and whistling by the
protesters, Mr. Tchuruk paused and asked them to make a
statement before he resumed his address.
One protester, representing various labor unions, stepped up to
criticize management after the merger that created
Alcatel-Lucent last year and the pay and severance packages of
Mr. Tchuruk and Chief Executive Patricia Russo.