Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.11 - Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes; retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres

442 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 November 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2012
Foreseen end date


The multinational company Bridgestone has announced its intention to apply for a Redundancy Procedure affecting 442 employees in Spain. The measure will affect to 184 employees of the plant in Basauri (Basque Country); 32 employees of the plant in Usansolo (Basque Country); 109 employees of the plant in Burgos (Castilla y León); and 117 employees of the plant in Puente de San Miguel (Cantabria).

The measure is currently being negotiated between the company, the workers committee and the trade unions. The unions have proposed an alternative, but they are also preparing for a 9-day strike if the dismissals go ahead. Workers’ assemblies are planned at all 4 sites, where any decisions concerning protest actions will be taken.


  • 19 November 2012: Cinco Días


Eurofound (2012), Bridgestone Hispania, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 74521, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74521.