Labor

GM to cut jobs at international headquarters, report says

5:20 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2017

GM will slash headcount at its international headquarters in Singapore as part of efforts to reduce exposure to unprofitable and unpromising markets, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Unifor's Dias 'confident' Ford will honor commitment to Canada under new CEO

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Unifor President Jerry Dias said he is not concerned about potential job cuts under new Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who oversaw about 12,000 layoffs during his tenure as the head of Steelcase Inc.... Read More »

Ford to cut 1,400 salaried jobs in North America, Asia

8:04 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2017

Ford said it plans to cut 10 percent of its salaried employees -- about 1,400 positions -- in North America and Asia to reduce costs amid slowing sales and growing investments in new technology.... Read More »

UK union suspends BMW strike action to consider new pensions deal

May 17, 2017 15:42 CET

Britain's Unite trade union is suspending further strike action at BMW's British plants so that workers can consider a new offer regarding pension provisions. Last month, Unite said it would hold strikes at four sites, including the Mini and Rolls-Royce factories to protest plans to close the firm's final salary pension schemes.... Read More »

Ford plans to cut global work force by 10%, reports say

10:00 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

Ford is preparing major cuts to its worldwide work force amid renewed efforts to hike profits and address the company's falling share price, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported, citing people briefed on the move.... Read More »

Workers at French supplier destroy machines

May 13, 2017 17:01 CET

Workers at a French supplier facing liquidation have destroyed machinery and say they have rigged gas tanks to explode in an effort to put pressure on customers, including Renault and PSA, to commit to enough orders to keep the plant open.... Read More »

VW hit with U.S. unfair labor practice complaint at Tenn. plant

1:04 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2017

The National Labor Relations Board has filed an unfair labor practices complaint against VW at its Tennessee plant. VW will fight the charge.... Read More »

VW labor chief pay probed by German prosecutors

May 12, 2017 14:27 CET

German prosecutors are investigating current and former executives at Volkswagen on suspicion that they paid works council chief Bernd Osterloh an excessive salary.... Read More »

Driver killed in crash with bus carrying 55 Tesla workers near S.F.

1:04 pm U.S. ET | May 12, 2017

A collision between a bus transporting 55 Tesla employees and a VW Beetle east of San Francisco resulted in the death of the car's driver.... Read More »

VW CEO sees further union conflict on cost savings

May 10, 2017 12:05 CET

VW CEO Matthias Mueller expects further disputes with labor leaders on cost savings as the automaker pushes an efficiency drive to help fund a strategic shift following its diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

How VW plans to achieve job cuts in Germany

May 10, 2017 09:42 CET

VW hopes to finalize plans this year to reduce its German workforce by a net 14,000 workers by the end of the decade without using costly severance packages, as the brand seeks to save 3 billion euros in domestic labor costs to help offset the costs of its diesel scandal.... Read More »

Former UAW chief supports retooling of NAFTA

4:54 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

Former UAW President Bob King said he supports President Trump's bid to renegotiate NAFTA as long as it puts workers first.... Read More »

Tesla recruiting event in Mexico flooded by hopeful engineers

8:35 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2017

Engineers from across Mexico streamed into a cramped hotel lobby in the industrial city of Monterrey for a chance to get a job with Tesla.... Read More »

Longer summer shutdowns loom for factories as sales slow

7:29 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2017

Manufacturers used to shut plants for a week or two in July for maintenance and to keep inventories in check. This summer, widespread closures may be back.... Read More »

At Audi plant, labor tensions stir

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2017

Workers at Audi's new plant in San Jose Chiapa are holding their union leadership responsible for what they say are less-than-premium wages and benefits.... Read More »

Tesla hikes pay to quell unrest at key German supplier

6:25 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Tesla offered pay rises and job guarantees to defuse labor tensions at a key German supplier, whose founder and CEO left the company late last month, German labor officials said.... Read More »

Tesla seeks to quell unrest at key German supplier

April 26, 2017 18:35 CET

Tesla has offered pay rises to try to quell unrest at German supplier Grohmann Engineering, a maker of automated manufacturing systems that Tesla agreed to buy in November. Grohmann is key to Tesla's bid to succeed in the mass market by massively ramping up its output.... Read More »

Tesla workers file charges with NLRB

11:09 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2017

Workers at the Tesla assembly plant in California have filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board accusing the company of illegally surveilling and coercing workers seeking unionization.... Read More »

NADA report shows dealers are hiring as sales plateau, costs rise

1:51 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2017

Dealerships are hiring, at good wages, even as new-vehicle sales plateau and pretax profit margins remain flat, this year's NADA Data shows.... Read More »

Ford starts hiring to build EcoSport in Romania

April 6, 2017 11:51 CET

Ford said it will recruit nearly 1,000 people as it prepares to build its EcoSport subcompact SUV in Romania for European markets, ending imports from India.... Read More »

BMW strikes would disrupt Mini, engine production

April 5, 2017 12:14 CET

British workers at BMW plan strikes to oppose moves by the automaker to alter their pension plans. The strikes would affect the Mini plant in Oxford, an engine factory and a pressings plant.... Read More »

UAW's net assets fell in 2016 while membership grew 1.8%

3:50 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

The UAW's net assets fell 7.9 percent from a year earlier to $861.7 million at the end of 2016, but membership rose 1.8 percent to 415,963 workers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW's ranks grow again

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

UAW's ranks grow again; Genesis, Kia green cars on tap; Ally's finance marketplace; VW rebuffed in Munich; Record-high Tesla output; Carvana IPO plan; Land Rover tuner takedown?... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Opel avoided a Saab-like demise and what its future might hold

April 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Under GM's ownership, Opel avoided the fate of former sibling Saab, which vanished after the brand was starved of product. But the tie-up with PSA will now offer it the opportunity to develop a full lineup tailored to market requirements, rather than being forced into the clumsy compromises GM sought.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

To fix Opel, Tavares wants to avoid simple solutions

April 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Closing plants and laying off workers would be the quickest and easiest way to fix Opel's problems, but PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares wants to avoid that.... Read More »

 
After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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