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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.

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.

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Unions at Skoda have withdrawn from a deal on flexible working shifts, as they seek a double-digit pay raise and threaten strikes.

Skoda may be hit by extended strikes after unions reject latest wage offer

Feb. 21, 2018 15:56 CET
Unions at Skoda have rejected the automaker's latest wage increase offer, raising the prospect of an extended strike at the automaker.

Skoda wage offer rejected by Czech unions

Feb. 15, 2018 10:15 CET
Unions at Skoda have rejected a wage offer from the automaker and started preparations for a possible strike, labor representatives said.

GM plant closure is 'death sentence,' South Korean union says amid strike threat

7:14 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018
GM workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the American automaker a "death sentence," and threatening a strike.

VW, Ford hit by second day of German industrial strikes

Feb. 1, 2018 11:41 CET
VW Group and Ford were among companies hit by a second day of 24-hour strikes by industrial workers in Germany. Daimler, which is also expected to face strikes, will find it hard to make up for production shortfalls resulting from the action, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.

VW German ouput at risk as wage dispute intensifies

Feb. 1, 2018 16:46 CET
German union IG Metall threatened to cripple vehicle production at VW Group if top executives at the automaker continue to block sizeable pay increases for workers.

All-day strikes loom at German auto companies after wage talks collapse

Jan. 27, 2018 15:15 CET
Germany's most powerful union, IG Metall, is escalating a dispute over wages and flexible working hours with day-long strikes planned that threaten to hit automakers and suppliers.

Opel is latest automaker hit by German pay strikes

Jan. 17, 2018 17:05 CET
German industrial workers including more than 8,000 from Opel took part in strikes, continuing a series of walkouts in support of union demands for an industrywide 6 percent pay increase.

Audi, BMW workers stage strikes amid talks over wages, hours

Jan. 12, 2018 09:21 CET
Workers at German companies, including Audi and BMW, are staging further walkouts amid labor talks seeking higher pay and shorter working hours.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Don’t trash-talk techs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2017
Your story about the technician strike in Chicago quoted fixed ops consultant Rob Gehring as saying: “I wouldn’t be a technician.” People like him help drive the poor technician attitude.

Hyundai workers stop building Kona over job cuts fears

Nov. 28, 2017 11:05 CET
Hyundai workers in South Korea have stopped building the Kona SUV this week ahead of a U.S. launch - a protest against what the automaker's labor union says are plans to trim assembly line headcount.

Hyundai workers resume production of Kona SUV after 2-day strike

11:22 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2017
Hyundai workers resumed production of the Kona SUV late Tuesday, ending a near two-day strike over the company's decision to expand the model's output ahead of its launch in the United States.

Techs' strike in Chicago highlights work-force issues affecting all dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2017
The terms of the Chicago tech strike's settlement deserve attention because they address challenges that confront all dealership service departments — not just unionized shops in one city — as they seek to recruit and retain productive technicians.

New Chicago tech contract addresses pay, seniority

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2017
Demands for changes in pay and seniority practices were at the heart of the summer strike by union-represented service technicians at Chicago-area dealerships. The contract settlement addresses both issues.

GM warns Canadian union it could wind down striking CAMI plant

7:53 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2017
General Motors is growing frustrated by the impasse in contract talks with Unifor and warned the union it will look to produce the Chevrolet Equinox elsewhere unless workers call off a month-long strike at the plant in Ingersoll, Ont.

Canadian union blasts GM over tweet, Equinox

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017
President Donald Trump isn't the only one who can take to Twitter and call automakers on the carpet.

Chevy Equinox inventory could hit 5-year low due to union strike

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017
U.S. inventory of the Equinox dropped to 43,453 vehicles, or a 41-day supply, at the beginning of October. Estimated inventory stood at an all-time high of 74,400 units, or a 66-day supply, in June.

Chevy dealers brace for Unifor strike impact

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017
U.S. dealers are hopeful a strike at a Canadian plant that produces the Chevrolet Equinox can be resolved before low inventories of the top-selling crossover impact business.

GM, Unifor resume talks as CAMI strike continues

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2017
Canadian union Unifor met with General Motors on Sunday and presented a "comprehensive" labor proposal to the company in an attempt to end the week-long strike at CAMI Assembly.

Strike at Chevy Equinox plant pinches GM powertrain output

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017
General Motors is reducing production at powertrain factories in Canada and the U.S. as a result of a strike at the Chevrolet Equinox plant in Ontario, now in its fourth day.

Mechanics' union encouraged by new contract with Chicago-area dealerships

4:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017
The union representing Chicago-area mechanics is encouraged by its new contract with local dealerships. The contract, signed Sunday, ended a seven-week strike.

GM Canada prepares to idle transmission plant if CAMI strike continues, union says

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017
GM Canada has warned about 300 workers who make Chevy Equinox transmissions in Ontario they will be laid off soon if the automaker and Unifor can't reach a new contract at the nearby CAMI plant.

 
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