BFS settles union dispute in Argentina

By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor

Brussels- Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. (BFS) has settled an 11-month labour dispute at its Buenos Aires tyre plant, ICEM (the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions) has announced.

The settlement follows an eight-day blockade in late June and early July on suppliers delivering materials to the plant, followed by a strike there last week, said a 15 Sept statement from the union group.

The dispute began in October 2003 when BFS management barred representatives of the union…

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