Carlisle freezes in Caribbean
Implement and ATV manufacturer Carlisle Tire has had its assets frozen in Trinidad. The company dismissed 400 employees from its Point Fortin plant which was closed two weeks ago after workers began protesting about what they claimed were unsafe working conditions, including exposure to harmful chemicals. Carlisle said it dismissed the workers because they had abandoned their jobs.
Workers were not given severance packages. The court’s ruling allows Carlisle to spend only 4,200 US dollars in monthly operating expenses at the plant. The plant, located in a free-trade zone, manufactured 3,000 to 4,000 tires a day for export, according to court documents.