Goodyear moves German plant closure to July

Philippsburg, Germany — Goodyear is planning to cease tire production at its 50-year-old plant in Philippsburg by 31 July, five months earlier than had been announced previously.

The earlier closing date is in line with an agreement reached recently by Goodyear Dunlop Tires and the relevant employee labour representatives from the Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie (BCE), according to Goodyear.

According to that agreement, employees will retain all elements included in the social plan that was agreed with the employee representatives last month.

The closing affects approximately 890 hourly…

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