Labor

Ford makes coming back to work easier

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2018

Ford last fall launched the Career Re-Entry Program, which offers six-month assignments in product development, information technology and manufacturing jobs. It's available to workers who have been without a job for at least two years because of family developments, military deployments, moves or other life changes.... Read More »

Opel halts staff buyouts as engineers quit for BMW, JLR

May 11, 2018 21:11 CET

Opel has suspended voluntary buyouts after staff representatives warned that a wave of departures following PSA's takeover could leave it short of skilled workers.... Read More »

Japan's automakers face a problem recruiting women engineers

11:46 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

Japan's automakers, facing the worst labor shortage in decades, have seen the light: hire more women. The problem is they're all having the same epiphany at the same time.... Read More »

GM Korea expects to turn profit in 2019, plans 2 new vehicles

11:25 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

General Motors' South Korean unit reiterated on Friday that it should return to profitability by 2019 and that it will invest $2.8 billion in a new, small SUV as well as a crossover for the local market and for export.... Read More »

Japan's automakers have a problem with women engineers

May 11, 2018 11:43 CET

Japan's automakers are facing the worst labor shortage in decades and they believe they have found the solution: hire more women. The only problem is that the country has the world's smallest pool of female engineering graduates.... Read More »

Mexico said to offer compromise on car content, wages in NAFTA talks

7:16 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2018

Mexico is opening the door to compromise on the key NAFTA issue of auto manufacturing, though it's unclear if the flexibility is enough to reach a deal with the U.S. and Canada, according to four people familiar with the talks.... Read More »

Schaeffler will cut nearly 1,000 jobs in restructuring

May 8, 2018 17:01 CET

Schaeffler is cutting about 950 jobs globally but said no forced lay offs or site closures are planned.... Read More »

Ford halts F-150 production in Kansas City after supplier fire

11:20 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

A supplier fire last week is pinching production of the F-150 pickup, but the impact is expected to be minimal for both Ford and its dealers.... Read More »

Bitter pill for UAW at GM's Orion plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2018

A new agreement could become a template for lowering costs at other car plants that have experienced production declines due to slow-selling products.... Read More »

Flex-N-Gate reaches deep into Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2018

Ford supplier Flex-N-Gate is giving residents of one of America's poorest city neighborhoods dibs on 500 new parts jobs.... Read More »

Ford temporarily halts production at Flat Rock plant following worker injury

2:03 pm U.S. ET | May 4, 2018

Production was temporarily halted overnight at Ford's Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan after a worker's leg got pinned in machinery.... Read More »

Key VW shareholder tells unions to stick to staff matters

May 2, 2018 16:11 CET

VW Group's labor leaders should focus on staff-related matters and not get involved in other aspects of management, Wolfgang Porsche, the head of VW's controlling shareholder group, told a German news magazine... Read More »

Lear workers in Ontario reject tentative deal by wide margin

6:38 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2018

Lear workers in Ajax, Ontario, widely rejected a tentative labor deal, prolonging a strike at a facility that supplies seats to a nearby Fiat Chrysler plant.... Read More »

Lear reaches tentative deal with striking workers at Ontario plant

6:50 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2018

A tentative labor agreement was reached at a Lear facility in Ajax, Ontario, where a three-day strike caused a production slowdown at a nearby Fiat Chrysler assembly plant.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Supplier strike in Canada limits FCA output

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

Supplier strike in Canada limits FCA output; GM sues over sale of stores; Report: VW to manage, co-develop fleet for Uber rival; A Ford vending machine; New gig for Opel's ex-boss.... Read More »

Opel union blocks voluntary buyouts, stifling deeper PSA cuts, report says

April 27, 2018 15:17 CET

Opel's works council has halted a voluntary buyout plan, crimping parent company PSA's ability to pursue deeper staff cuts, internal memos seen by Reuters showed.... Read More »

UK production falls 13% in March on Brexit, diesel slump

April 26, 2018 11:03 CET

UK production fell 13 percent in March as bad weather disrupted supply chains and worries over export prospects after Brexit and the future of diesel vehicles dampened demand.... Read More »

Hyundai's first-quarter profit halves on bleak U.S., China sales

April 26, 2018 10:11 CET

Hyundai's first-quarter net profit halved as bleak U.S. and China sales, a strong South Korean currency and labor union strikes dragged on the automaker's earnings.... Read More »

Opel workers protest cuts as PSA's Tavares digs in

April 25, 2018 11:14 CET

Hundreds of Opel workers gathered outside the automaker's plant in Eisenach, Germany, to protest PSA's plans to rein in wages in return for production investments.... Read More »

PSA's conflict over Opel factory is 'short-term' pain, Tavares says

April 24, 2018 16:11 CET

Talks between PSA and the German union IG Metall over the future of Opel's Eisenach factory are a necessary short-term pain, CEO Carlos Tavares told PSA shareholders.... Read More »

GM Korea, union reach tentative wage deal to avert bankruptcy

6:56 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

GM's South Korean unit said that it has reached a tentative wage deal with its labor union, meeting a key condition laid down by the automaker to prevent it filing for bankruptcy.... Read More »

Solidarity among Opel/Vauxhall unions frays after German workers resist cuts

April 21, 2018 09:07 CET

German Opel workers' resistance to pay curbs and other concessions demanded by new parent PSA has angered unions in other European markets including France and the UK.... Read More »

PSA wants 3,700 Opel job cuts in Germany, labor chief says

April 20, 2018 16:02 CET

PSA wants 3,700 job cuts at Opel in Germany by 2020 and a process of contract buyouts and early retirement has already resulted in a reduction of about 2,000 positions, Opel's labor chief said.... Read More »

PSA's Tavares faces toughest opponent yet in German union

April 20, 2018 09:16 CET

PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.... Read More »

Nissan will cut jobs at UK plant as diesel demand slides, report says

April 20, 2018 15:43 CET

Nissan will cut hundreds of jobs at its factory in Sunderland, England, as it tackles declining demand for diesel models across Europe, Reuters reported.... Read More »

 
Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that gre ...
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
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UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
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VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%
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Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
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Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
French registrations rose 9 percent in April, led by strong gains at Dacia, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat and D ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Adient pick veteran exec Fleischer to lead EMEA unit
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe ...
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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purcha ...
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Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
Aston Martin has recruited Tobias Suehlmann from VW Group's Bugatti brand as its chief exterior desi ...
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Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO
Mazda named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the automaker -- with its limited r&d budge ...
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Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technol ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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VW's Electrify America subsidiary replaces CEO
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Ex-Opel CEO Neumann will join California-based EV startup
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will join California-based EV startup Evelozcity, which is run b ...
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Tesla's Autopilot chief steps down after two years
Tesla's Autopilot chief, Jim Keller, has left the company, the latest in a rash of executive departu ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
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