EXCLUSIVE: SOUTH AFRICA: Goodyear 'social plan' union settlement could set precedent
Automotive companies restructuring globally are studying the deal that Goodyear has struck with its workers in South Africa for guidelines. This includes special provisions under a "Social Plan" which has turned what threatened to be a confrontation with serious international implications into a settlement that the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is enthusiastically touting as a labour victory against the negative aspects of globalisation.
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