Tire workers confront French police over layoffs

There are 6 comments on the Lincoln Daily News story from Feb 12, 2013, titled Tire workers confront French police over layoffs. In it, Lincoln Daily News reports that:

Workers have fired flares and French police have sprayed tear gas in a standoff over layoffs at a French plant for U.S. tiremaker Goodyear.

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rio

UK

#1 Feb 12, 2013
Apparently, Goodyear has been in negotiations with the unions for the last ... eight years about this closure, and has lost hundreds of millions in the meantime.

Since: Mar 12

France

#2 Feb 12, 2013
rio wrote:
Apparently, Goodyear has been in negotiations with the unions for the last ... eight years about this closure, and has lost hundreds of millions in the meantime.
Yes, this union sound like one of le last dinosaurs... Going the way of dinosaurs towards extinction. If they had been less intransigent, I think part of the activity could have been saved. My heart goes to local people, this area has already been hard hit. Having such unions to "defend"them certainly doesn't help
rio

UK

#3 Feb 12, 2013
Tigerrlily wrote:
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Yes, this union sound like one of le last dinosaurs... Going the way of dinosaurs towards extinction. If they had been less intransigent, I think part of the activity could have been saved. My heart goes to local people, this area has already been hard hit. Having such unions to "defend"them certainly doesn't help
Yes, but imagina that!
A company condemned to lose millions and millions, because it is not allowed to restructure an improfitable plant!
It must come to an agreement with the union. Bonkers to me !!!

Since: Mar 12

Paris, France

#4 Feb 13, 2013
rio wrote:
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Yes, but imagina that!
A company condemned to lose millions and millions, because it is not allowed to restructure an improfitable plant!
It must come to an agreement with the union. Bonkers to me !!!
At this stage they are probably getting rid of the plant to get rid of the union. And I bet any buyer will get cold feet after that.

“I'll drive you nuts!!”

Since: Feb 13

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#5 Feb 14, 2013
Goodyear has to close plants in the States; no wonder it needs to close some abroad.
rio

London, UK

#6 Feb 14, 2013
Dr Crane - Psychiatrist wrote:
Goodyear has to close plants in the States; no wonder it needs to close some abroad.
Goodyear is deflated ...

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