French union wants Titan talks over Amiens Nord

Reuters is reporting union leaders at a closed Goodyear plant in northern France have agreed to talks with Morry Taylor, Titan International chairman and CEO. Taylor infamously said earlier in 2013 that the plant wasn’t worth saving, but reports suggest he is reconsidering his abandoned takeover bid for the plant. The French union wants give their demands directly to Taylor in his US office, Tire Review reports.

Taylor’s latest offer is for part of the operation and would save roughly 300 of the 1,200 jobs at the plant.  One of his previous offers, which would have preserved more jobs, was rejected by the union.

“We’re in favour of talks, we’re in favour of pushing things forward, but only insofar as nobody is left behind,” Mickael Wamen, head representative at Goodyear for the CGT union, which represents a majority of workers, told Reuters. There is no word as yet on Taylor’s position on sitting down with union members. (Tire Review)

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