Labor dispute at Jeep supplier in Ohio ends after one-day walkout

2:22 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
A supplier labor dispute that temporarily disrupted production of the hot-selling 2014 Jeep Cherokee in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday has been resolved.... Read More »


Renault says French dealerships open despite strike

March 14, 2014 17:51 CET
Renault said a strike at its company owned dealerships in France had little support and did not impact customers.... Read More »



PSA versus Ford in a tale of two layoffs

Dec. 4, 2013 15:00 CET
Both PSA and Ford have cut their output and work forces in a bid to restructure their businesses. But the way they have gone about it highlights the fundamental contrasts between running a business in the United States and France.... Read More »


Kia profits rise 8.9% in Q3 despite strike-related losses

9:14 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2013
A three-week union strike in its home market hampered Kia Motors profits during the third quarter, but the automaker said it still posted an 8.9 percent gain in net income.... Read More »


Daimler will increase Mercedes output in South Africa despite labor unrest

Oct. 17, 2013 12:15 CET
Daimler will invest in South Africa to boost output of the Mercedes C class, despite recent auto industry strikes that cost carmakers an estimated $2 billion.... Read More »


South Africa union ends four-week strike in supplier sector

Oct. 7, 2013 14:12 CET
South African trade union NUMSA said it has reached a deal to end a strike in the supplier sector that has hampered car production already hit by previous industrial action at automakers including BMW, Ford and GM.... Read More »


BMW puts South Africa expansion plans on hold after labor strikes

Oct. 3, 2013 11:34 CET
BMW has put on hold expansion in South Africa following labor strikes that have disrupted the country's auto industry.... Read More »


Hyundai Motor and union reach tentative wage deal

9:22 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Hyundai Motor has reached a tentative wage deal with its South Korean labor union, a union spokesman said today. Should the union's members approve the deal in a vote on Monday, Hyundai, which along with affiliate Kia Motors ranks as the world's fifth-biggest carmaker, should avoid further production losses.... Read More »


Jaguar Land Rover temporary workers urged to accept pay deal

Aug. 30, 2013 15:29 CET
Temporary workers at Jaguar Land Rover who walked off their shifts were urged by their union to accept a pay deal.... Read More »


Hyundai's Korean union to extend partial strike

Aug. 27, 2013 14:05 CET
Hyundai workers in South Korea plan to extend a partial strike by another two days after the latest round of wage talks failed to produce an agreement.... Read More »


Toyota, BMW, GM hit by third day of strikes in South Africa

Aug. 21, 2013 11:49 CET
South African employees at carmakers including Toyota, BMW and General Motors, halted work for a third consecutive day as a labor leader said the industry scaled back a pay-raise offer.... Read More »


Hyundai union strike cost $39 million in lost output today in S. Korea

9:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2013
Union members at Hyundai Motor in South Korea staged a partial strike today that cost the automaker 43.5 billion won ($39 million) in lost output, with plans for another work stoppage Wednesday before resuming wage negotiations.... Read More »


Volkswagen, GM, BMW hit by strike in South Africa

Aug. 19, 2013 11:04 CET
Volkswagen, General Motors and BMW are among carmakers whose production has been hit by a strike in South Africa today as 30,000 metalworkers seek a deal to increase pay and benefits.... Read More »


Hyundai, Kia brace for second straight year of labor strikes in Korea

Aug. 14, 2013 11:19 CET
Hyundai and Kia workers in South Korea have agreed to go on strike for a second straight year to demand higher wages.... Read More »


BMW output in South Africa hit by strike

Aug. 14, 2013 12:58 CET
BMW workers in South Africa began a strike over pay that will affect production of cars for global markets including the United States.... Read More »


Hyundai Motor union plans strike vote after wage talks collapse

5:31 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Hyundai Motor's labor union in South Korea will vote to decide whether to go on strike after it failed to reach a deal on wages and benefits with management today, a union spokesman said.... Read More »


GM's South Korean workers OK wage pact after strike dents output

12:34 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2013
GM's South Korean workers approved an annual wage deal, ending 13 days of partial strikes where the company produces more than 40 percent of its Chevy-branded cars, a union spokesman said on Friday.... Read More »



Jaguar Land Rover strike vote highlights risks of non-staff workers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
News that DHL workers have voted to strike at Jaguar Land Rover's three UK plants throws the spotlight on just how embedded into the factory operation logistics suppliers have become.... Read More »


GM's South Korea workers to stage partial strike July 4

June 27, 2013 08:46 CET
Workers at GM's Korea unit will stage a walkout because of disputes over wages and production plans. Employees are worried that Chevrolet Cruze output could be moved to an Opel plant in Europe.... Read More »


GM may not build next-generation Aveo in S. Korea; union threatens strike

June 7, 2013 10:39 CET
General Motors has told its South Korean labor union it has no plans to produce the next-generation Aveo small car in the country for the time being, prompting the union to threaten strike action. GM says the Chevrolet model will be built in China and the United States.... Read More »


Mercedes workers end strike in S. Africa

May 21, 2013 10:00 CET
A two-day strike at Mercedes-Benz's East London car plant in South Africa ended following crisis talks between management and a workers union.... Read More »


PSA workers end 4-month strike over car plant closure

May 17, 2013 15:05 CET
Workers at a PSA factory near Paris have agreed to end a four-month strike in protest against the planned closure of the plant.... Read More »


PSA unions back job-cuts plan, French plant closure

April 30, 2013 06:01 CET
PSA has received the backing of five of its six main unions to push ahead with plans to eliminate 11,200 jobs and shutter a French factory, a central part of wide-ranging reforms at the French carmaker aimed at halting ongoing losses.... Read More »


GM workers at Brazil plant vote to strike over pay, work week

2:55 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2013
Workers at General Motors' Gravataí Industrial Complex in southern Brazil voted to strike on Wednesday over demands for higher pay and a shorter work week.... Read More »


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