PRINTEMPS FLAGSHIP IS REOPENED

PARIS--The Printemps flagship here got back in business at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, after management reestablished a dialog with the two unions whose strike kept the department store closed all day Wednesday.
The unions represent such workers as electricians, plumbers and carpenters.
Talks had been going on since June over such issues as salary and job guarantees, but they broke off Wednesday with the unions rejecting a management proposal for a roundtable discussion to keep negotiations going.
Thursday morning, however, workers agreed to reopen talks and went back to work. The store scheduled a 10 p.m. closing, its usual Thursday closing, and said it would also be business as usual today with doors opening at 9:30 a.m.

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