French Workers Are Forced To Wear Collars To Ensure Social Distancing

The sound of social distancing is highly unpleasant to workers in a factory where the owner is trying to enforce social distancing rules. Employees of the French manufacturing facility of Essity, a Swedish company that makes hygiene and health products, have been told to wear a device around their neck that emits an 85-decibel sound if employees get too close to one another. The French Democratic Confederation of Labor, which is the largest union representing workers at the plant, likened the device to a dog collar that deters dogs from barking. Essity, meanwhile, says the devices “strengthen employee safety” and claims they are not keeping track of workers using the devices. It is expected that the company may bend to the opposition its devices have caused.