One of the trade unions at Nestle's Perrier plant may reverse its rejection of the company's proposals.

According to Journal du Dimanche, the Confederation Generale du Travail union has suggested that it could give its backing to the early retirement scheme suggested by Nestle.

The union's rejection of the plan had previously put Perrier's future in doubt, with Nestle considering to sell the brand as the dispute has grown ever more protracted.