The workers occupied the factory of Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci Tire Industries in the city of
Turkey's leading industrial conglomerate Sabanci Group, owns 43 percent of Brisa, country's leading tire producer, as does the Bridgestone Corporation, with the remainder of the company held in public shares.
Brisa announced Thursday that it had terminated contracts of 32 workers at the plant due to falling sales figures stemming from declining demand. The workers have halted production at the plant, the company also announced
Executives of the Tire Labor Union joined the protest, the DHA said.