Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co has come to a settlement with migrant workers who claimed unpaid wages and compensation at its Malaysian factory, according to the corporation and five former employees.
Goodyear, among the world’s top tyre manufacturers, did not disclose the amount reimbursed, but labourers said this year’s settlement agreements generally range from about 50,000 ringgit ($11,061.95) to 200,000 ringgit ($44,247.79) per employee, based on the duration of their tenure.
The former employees, who wished to remain anonymous as they were not permitted to discuss the settlement, stated that the net reimbursement they obtained was less than that, due to taxes and legal expenses.
According to the labourers’ lawyer, Chandra Segaran Rajandran, the total settlement offer surpassed the initial assertion of around 5 million ringgit. However, he declined to discuss the precise details, citing…