ERJ staff report (DS)
Poznan, Poland - Local press reports suggest that workers at Bridgestone's tyre factory in Poznan, Poland may start industrial action from Monday.
The report says workers have been told that if they make suggestions to reduce headcount, under Bridgestone's so-called 'Shojin' scheme they will preserve their own jobs, possibly at the expense of their colleagues. The report said the factory manager has said this scheme was misunderstood by employees, and that if a function can become more efficient, then the un-needed workers are transferred to other functions in the factory, until natural wastage brings the employee numbers down.
Further, the report said the dispute is an escalation of a wage dispute in which workers seek a 5.5 percent pay increase, while management has offered only 3.5 percent.
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