Company said it lawsuit filed because it can't accept "actions that endanger people and goods"
PARIS—Goodyear’s French division says it has filed a lawsuit over the “boss-napping” of two of its executives and workers’ occupation of a plant in northern France.
Goodyear Dunlop Tires France—a subsidiary of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Akron, Ohio—said in a statement the lawsuit was filed Jan. 8 with the prosecutor in Amiens, France, because it can’t accept “actions that endanger people and goods.”
Workers demanding new negotiations over severance packages have occupied the site since late December.
For over five years, Goodyear has tried to sell or shutter the Amiens plant, which has become an emblem of France’s labour tensions.