Unions claim victory in Turkish tyre dispute

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Brussels-Turkish tyre workers union Lastik-Is has claimed victory in a dispute about the pay and conditions of around 4000 workers at six tyre plants in Turkey, according to the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions (ICEM).

The plants are operated by Goodyear, Pirelli SpA, Turkish firm Anlas Anadolu Lastik Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS and Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci-a joint venture between Bridgestone Corp. and Sabanci Group.

According to ICEM, the union negotiated significant improvements in terms of…

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