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.
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
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.
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.
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3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
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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.
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.
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.
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'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.
Opel labor leaders fear Eisenach plant work force could halve
April 20, 2018 09:48 CET
German labor leaders fear Opel's Eisenach factory could lose half its 1,800-person work force unless a deal with owner PSA is struck. The French company wants concessions to raise the plant's profitability as a precondition for getting more production allocated to the plant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GM workers storm Korea CEO's office after company holds back bonus
April 6, 2018 10:11 CET
GM workers in South Korea forced their way into company executive offices in Incheon, destroying and removing furniture, shortly after the automaker's local unit told employees that there will be no bonuses due to a cash crisis.
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.
Ride-hailing, car-sharing apps thrive during French rail strike
April 5, 2018 11:30 CET
A handful of ride-hailing and car-sharing apps in France, including BlaBlaCar and Drivy, are reporting a surge in customers after rail workers began a wave of strikes over government reforms this week.
Skoda unions raise stakes in wage demands
April 4, 2018 10:52 CET
Unions at Skoda have withdrawn from a deal on flexible working shifts, as they seek a double-digit pay raise and threaten strikes.
NLRB files amended complaint against Tesla, schedules hearing
3:31 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
The National Labor Relations Board found merit to complaints levied by Tesla factory workers against the automaker, the UAW said, and the case has been scheduled to go before a judge in June.