Bridgestone employees are fixed. An agreement has just been reached between the unions and the management on employee severance pay. Last September, a Japanese tire manufacturer announced the closure of its Béthune plant, leaving 863 workers. A real social earthquake in the area. Suddenly, the unions hope to be able to leave the factory with dignity to negotiate the best possible social plan with management.
Each employee leaves on average € 106,000
“In addition to the statutory compensation, this agreement provides legal compensation consisting of a lump sum and an increase per old age,” explains Bridgestone’s management in concrete terms, as France 3 Hauts-de France revealed. insurance premium. Each redundant employee leaves with a compensation of € 46,500, plus € 2,500 per year, or an average of € 106,000 per employee.
Of the 863 employees, 100 will retire. Others can benefit from 24 months of training. Management states that “discussions (on the PSE) will continue in the coming days on the last issues still to be addressed with the support of external ratings”. As for the Béthune plant, it will close its doors definitively on 3 May.