Turkey bans tyre industry strike

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Brussels-Turkey’s government has banned a strike by Lastik-Is- the country’s rubber workers union-on grounds of ‘national security,’ according to the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions.

The strike was called after the breakdown of collective bargaining talks covering the renewal of contracts for some 4000 workers at six tyre factories. The plants are operated by Goodyear, Pirelli SpA, Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci-a joint venture between Bridgestone Corp. and Sabanci Group-and Turkish firm Anlas Anadolu Lastik Sanayi Ve…

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