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Kumho Tire broke the law to attack union

13 October, 2020The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that the Korean multinational tyre manufacturer illegally suppressed a United Steelworkers (USW) 2017 organizing drive in Macon, Georgia.

German unions stand up to Continental

30 September, 2020Demonstrations on 29 and 23 September, brought thousands to the streets of Hannover and Aachen as IndustriALL affiliates IG Metall and IG BCE protested against Continental’s decision to close plants in Germany. The tyre and auto parts giant plans to slash up to 13,000 jobs in the country, starting with 1,800 in Aachen.

Toyo Tyres urged to recognize Malaysian rubber union

4 September, 2020Malaysia’s National Union of Employees in Companies Manufacturing Rubber Products (NUECMRP) is calling on Toyo Tyre Malaysia to respect the first secret ballot result and recognize them as a negotiating partner.

Negotiating safety and health in Asia Pacific's rubber sector

27 August, 2020IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia Pacific rubber sector affiliates have constantly negotiated with employers to implement safety and health measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Union drive victorious at Kumho Tire USA

12 August, 2020After a long campaign, workers at Kumho Tire in the US have won the right to be represented by the United Steelworkers (USW).

Government harasses Malaysian union leader after safety concerns aired

27 July, 2020Malaysian union leader N. Gopalkishnam has faced government harassment since airing safety concerns in a report for Channel 4 News in the UK. He believes the government should focus instead on taking serious steps to ensure the safety and health of workers in factories exporting personal protective equipment.

Turkish tyre workers win Goodyear contract

2 July, 2020Following contracts already signed with Bridgestone, Pirelli and Prometeon, IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate Lastik-İş (DİSK) reached a strong collective agreement with the US-based tyre company Goodyear, with matching terms and conditions, on behalf of around 2,000 members.

Goodyear sacks 44 union members in Indonesia without cause

15 June, 2020IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates observe a concerning trend against workers in the operations of US-based tyre-maker Goodyear worldwide. This includes unilateral decisions on plant closures, bad faith bargaining practices, dismissal of workers without justified reasons, violation of fundamental rights and disrespect of industrial relations.

IndustriALL calls on Mexican government to restore workers’ rights at Goodyear

23 April, 2020Two years ago, US-based tyre multinational Goodyear sacked over 50 workers for speaking out about their unjust working conditions. Seven of them are still actively struggling to get their jobs back, with back pay since their dismissals were unfair.

Global tyre industry continues to slow down

26 March, 2020The continued slowdown of tyre production due to COVID-19 is affecting IndustriALL Global Union members. Measures are taken to protect staff and to respond to a severe drop in demand. All companies suspending production report that they will continue to be able to fill customers’ needs from existing stock.