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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PSA's fight to cut Opel's production costs intensifies
April 19, 2018 13:27 CET
PSA's fight to cut production costs at Opel's German factories took on a national dimension with Chancellor Angela Merkel intervening to say she expected the French automaker to honor commitments it made when it bought Opel from GM last year.
GM Korea, union fall short of deal before deadline
11:31 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2018
Wage talks between GM's South Korean unit and its labor union ended without an agreement on Thursday, a day before the deadline the company has set for filing for bankruptcy.
German government must help in Opel dispute, Merkel says
April 18, 2018 18:52 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she expected PSA to stick to the commitments it made during its takeover of Opel last year after a magazine reported that PSA plans to cut 800 jobs at Opel's Eisenach plant.
Gary Casteel, the UAW's No. 2 leader, to retire
6:37 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel, 60, will not seek re-election and plans to retire when his current term ends in June.
PSA, union in standoff over Opel's Eisenach plant
April 16, 2018 19:42 CET
PSA has postponed a decision on whether to build a new electrified vehicle at Opel's Eisenach factory in Germany after workers rejected wage concessions.
Jaguar Land Rover confirms 1,000 jobs to go as diesel sales slump
April 16, 2018 12:36 CET
Jaguar Land Rover said it will cut 1,000 jobs and reduce production at two UK factories as demand for diesel cars slumps because of higher taxes and a regulatory crackdown.
Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 jobs, reduce output amid Brexit, diesel concerns
April 13, 2018 15:27 CET
Jaguar Land Rover will cut about 1,000 jobs and reduce production at two of its UK factories due to uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy leading to a fall in sales, a source told Reuters.
VW's top labor representative backs Diess as new CEO
April 13, 2018 10:03 CET
VW Group's top labor representative, Bernd Osterloh, has backed the choice of Herbert Diess as the automaker's new CEO. In the past, Osterloh has accused Diess of betraying workers and trying to use the diesel scandal as a pretext for pushing through job cuts.
VW's warring stakeholders to hash out a new strategy
April 12, 2018 13:29 CET
VW Group's directors will meet on Thursday to discuss a far-reaching shake-up of its structure and leadership, in a test of unity for the automaker's often divided management, labor chiefs and other stakeholders.
GM Korea future hangs by a thread as 16-year foray risks folding
11:33 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2018
After 16 years and billions of dollars in investments, GM faces a decision in South Korea: stay or leave. GM international chief Barry Engle plans to meet South Korean officials this week.
Tesla racial bias suit tests the rights of contract workers
7:16 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2018
Whether the contractor litigation gets to trial or not, the legal process threatens to bring unwanted scrutiny and unwelcome disclosures about Tesla's culture.
VW board to decide on new personnel chief, report says
April 11, 2018 11:14 CET
VW Group's supervisory board will decide on a replacement for personnel chief Karlheinz Blessing as part of a broader management overhaul when it meets on Friday, two sources said.
Skoda union accepts 12% wage hike, averting strike
April 6, 2018 18:42 CET
Union representatives at Skoda accepted management's offer to raise wages by 12 percent, averting a strike at the VW Group brand.
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GM Korea returns to its chair-throwing roots
2:55 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2018
When angry union protesters attacked the CEO's office at GM Korea, it was reminiscent of the company's start, back when General Motors bought Daewoo Motor.
Another charge, plea deal in UAW-FCA scandal
3:26 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2018
A former UAW official pleaded guilty for his role in the widening, multimillion-dollar corruption scandal involving a joint training center between the union and Fiat Chrysler.