BRUSSELS, Belgium (March 16)—An international union representing Goodyear workers worldwide insists the company end alleged anti-union practices in Guatemala. The International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers´ Unions said deteriorating labor relations abroad could affect Goodyear´s negotiations with its affiliate, the United Steelworkers of America. Brussels-based ICEM announced March 1 the union representing Goodyear Guatemala workers claims the company "summarily dismissed" 48 production employees at its Guatemala City tire plant and suspended contracts of two executive committee members in February. Goodyear employs about 300 workers at the Guatemalan operation. The company didn´t address the statements directly.
ICEM rips Goodyear over alleged anti-union tactics
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