Union critical of Goodyear's labour practices in Thailand - Rubber World, June 14, 2005
...According to ICEM, local management at the 600-worker
factory in Bangkok has systematically denied basic trade union
rights to members and officers of ICEM affiliate Petroleum
and Chemical Workers' Federation of Thailand.
In March, managers fired the chairman of the Goodyear Thailand
branch of the PCFT, Anan Pol-ung, for carrying out his lawful
responsibilities in attempting to achieve social benefits
for workers in the factory's rubber stock division. Many of
these employees have worked at the plant for over ten years,
but are employed under one-year, fixed-term contracts that
deny them the same benefits as permanent employees...