French poultry group Doux, currently in the midst of considering several takeover bids, went to court on July 12 to stop its drivers from striking over unpaid bills, according to reports. The drivers have said they will stop work if around 8,000 bills aren't paid by July 13.

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Doux, which in June received enough money to continue day-to-day operations, is still in negotiations to find the capital to pay off debts to its breeders, which take precedence over the company's other debts. Doux said it is asking the drivers not to add a crisis to a crisis. "The administrators would like to remind the drivers as to the consequences which would unfold from a day of stoppage in terms of loss of turnover in an already critical period," said Doux. "This day would have no possible advantage for the transporters."