Argentina rules against Bridgestone/Firestone

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Brussels-Argentina’s labour minister Carlos Tomado on 19 Feb ordered Bridgestone/Firestone to reinstate around 90 workers who were sacked from its Buenos Aires tyre plant last October, according to ICEM (International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions).

The tyre company’s management must also enter negotiations with their trade union, Sindicato Unico de Trabajadores del Neumatico Argentina (SUTNA), Brussels-based ICEM added in a press statement

Bridgestone/Firestone’s US-based managment has so far ignored a similar ruling made 5 Dec by the…

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