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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 52 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 tire-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.

IndustriALL and Michelin sign agreement for global works council

28 January, 2020On 27 January, IndustriALL and Michelin signed an agreement to set up the Michelin Global Works Council. The new council, representing the Group's workers, will draw heavily on the work, methods and positive outcomes of the Michelin European Works Council (MEWC).

Kumho Tire workers in USA vote to join USW

10 September, 2019Workers at Kumho Tire, in Macon, Georgia, have voted to join IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), after a judge ruled the company had violated workers’ rights during an initial election two years ago. 

Bridgestone global network builds on longstanding health and safety effort

10 July, 2019Leading trade unions at the largest tyre company in the world, Bridgestone of Japan, have coordinated joint action for many years, with a special focus on health and safety.

US judge orders new union vote at Kumho Tire

28 May, 2019In a significant victory for IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), a judge has ruled that a new union vote must take place at Kumho Tire in Georgia, USA, after it found the company violated workers’ rights.

Rubber workers in Turkey picket for union recognition

25 March, 2019Workers at Kale Conveyor in Turkey stopped production on 6 March 2019 demanding better working conditions, union recognition and the reinstatement of two dismissed union activists.