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Goodyear and Cooper Tire unions committed to solidarity

26 March, 2021More than two decades after the first meeting of the Goodyear global trade union network in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1999, unions working for the tyre multinational continue to demonstrate the benefits of mutual aid and practical solidarity.

Goodyear Indonesia workers return to protest line

17 December, 202044 Goodyear Indonesia workers returned to the protest line in Bogor city, demanding that the company reinstate all 44 workers in accordance to the advice of the city Manpower office, provide back pay since 22 June and year-end bonus.

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.