Deals in Canada slow the jobs bleedingSat, 22, Oct 2016
The roughly $900 million Canadian in investment commitments that Unifor has secured from the Detroit 3 thus far might not be enough to fully reverse the long-term trend of auto manufacturing jobs leaving Canada, labor experts say.
VW targets $4.1 billion in cost cuts, report saysThu, 20, Oct 2016
Volkswagen is targeting about 3.7 billion euros ($4.1 billion) of cost cuts at its core VW brand by 2021 as it wrestles with labor leaders over a turnaround plan, sources told Reuters. The targeted savings would be in addition to a 5-billion-euro efficiency program announced by VW in 2014.
As Unifor-Ford talks kick off, workers scoff at pattern dealMon, 17, Oct 2016
Unifor President Jerry Dias was able to persuade General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to invest in Canada. Now the biggest remaining hurdle for the head of Canada's auto workers union may be Ford workers themselves.
PSA plans 2,000 job cuts amid Brexit, diesel decline fearsMon, 17, Oct 2016
PSA plans to cut more than 2,000 jobs, around 3 percent of its workforce, in France next year amid uncertainty over the effects of Brexit and falling diesel sales, a French radio station said.
GM invests millions in Mexico as Ford absorbs Trump's blowsFri, 14, Oct 2016
After watching Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump bash Ford for moving jobs to Mexico, GM has pushed ahead with its own expansion. It just hasn't said as much as Ford. GM is advancing on an $800 million investment for its global small-car lineup that includes a factory retooling in San Luis Potosi state. That plant and another Mexico factory will also build the redesigned Chevy Equinox crossover.
Canadian FCA workers approve 4-year contractSun, 16, Oct 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles workers represented by the Canadian union Unifor on Sunday ratified a new four-year labor contract with the automaker, which pledged more than $251 million in investments.
Hyundai reaches tentative wage deal with South Korean unionWed, 12, Oct 2016
Hyundai reached a tentative wage pact with its South Korean labor union today, a union official told Reuters, after the automaker's worst-ever industrial strike disrupted output at its key domestic production base.
FCA to invest in Canada plants under tentative Unifor dealTue, 11, Oct 2016
The aging paint shop at Fiat Chrysler's Brampton, Ontario, assembly plant will be gutted and rebuilt in 2017 as part of the tentative labor deal the automaker and Unifor reached on Monday, a significant victory for the union following weeks of contentious talks.
Hyundai to resume wage talks with union in S. Korea after strikesTue, 11, Oct 2016
The union that represents most workers at Hyundai's South Korea factories plans to resume wage talks with management on Wednesday after months of strikes in the automaker's worst-ever industrial dispute, disrupting output at its key domestic production base.
Unifor has 'grave concerns' over 'major hurdle' in FCA talksMon, 10, Oct 2016
The union representing nearly 10,000 workers at three Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plants in Ontario said late Monday that it had hit "a major hurdle with FCA" during last-minute contract talks, ahead of a midnight strike deadline.
UAW confirms return of Ford Bronco, RangerMon, 10, Oct 2016
Ford will launch its Ranger compact pickup and a revived Bronco SUV in the U.S., according to the chairman of UAW Local 900's bargaining unit for Ford's plant in Wayne, Mich., where the two vehicles would be produced.
FCA talks with Canadian union still in 'preliminary stages'Wed, 05, Oct 2016
Unifor President Jerry Dias said today that negotiations with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles remain in the “preliminary stages” as the Oct. 10 strike deadline looms.