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Renault may reconsider Turkey investment amid instability from strike

May 21, 2015 15:02 CET

Renault says it could reconsider investment in Turkey after a labor dispute over working conditions stopped production at its Turkish joint venture. Ford and Fiat also halted output after the dispute began last week....
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Skoda, unions agree on 3.5% wage hike

April 24, 2015 13:10 CET

Skoda has reached an agreement with workers on a 3.5 percent wage hike, the carmaker's main union group said. Unions threatened to strike last week after seeking a higher deal than the 3 percent offered by the automaker....
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Skoda unions issue strike threat over pay demands

April 9, 2015 12:53 CET

Unions at Skoda, Volkswagen's Czech unit, warned that they may strike after rejecting the company's offer for a 3 percent pay rise....
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Strike ends at Brazil GM plant after union flexes muscle

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2015

Workers at a General Motors factory in Brazil ended a six-day strike today after the company dropped plans to lay off 800 employees, the union said, ending the latest labor standoff in the troubled Brazilian auto industry....
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Strike ends at VW Brazil factory as 800 workers get jobs back

Jan. 16, 2015 15:08 CET

Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Brazil voted to end a 10-day strike after the carmaker agreed to reverse the layoff of 800 employees and presented a new labor deal through 2019....
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Hyundai's third-quarter profit falls 29% on firmer currency, sluggish sales

Oct. 23, 2014 11:15 CET

Hyundai posted a 29 percent decline in third-quarter net profit, the steepest drop in at least six quarters. The automaker was hit by slowing sales growth and a stronger local currency but expects earnings to bounce back in the fourth quarter....
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Hyundai unions plan more strikes to protest $10B land deal

6:44 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014

Workers at Hyundai Motor Group pledged more strikes as the two carmakers and their biggest supplier finalized a $10 billion purchase of plum real estate in Seoul's ritzy Gangnam district for a new headquarters....
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Hyundai, Kia unions plan partial strikes after $10 billion land deal

7:06 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2014

Labor unions at Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are planning partial strikes after a record $10 billion bid to buy property in Seoul's Gangnam district....
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Ford seating supplier Lear struck by UAW in Indiana

10:44 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2014

Workers at a Lear plant in Indiana that makes seats for Ford went on strike Saturday, according to Chicago media reports. The plant in Hammond, Ind., employs 760 and supplies seats for Ford's Explorer and Taurus cars...
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Toyota, Ford halt output in South Africa as strike spreads

7:49 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

Toyota and Ford are suspending production at South African plants as a two-week strike in the manufacturing industry disrupts the supply of components....
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Ford says it remains committed to South Africa despite strikes

12:13 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014

Ford has a long-term commitment to South Africa, its regional head said, playing down any concerns about strikes that an engineering federation said had prompted the carmaker to consider pulling out of the country....
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GM halts South Africa production after wage talks collapse

6:57 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2014

Wage talks to end an indefinite strike by more than 220,000 metalworkers in South Africa failed Thursday as the stoppage forced General Motors to halt output at its vehicle-assembly plant....
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To sell Fiat luxury shift, Marchionne seeks labor peace in Italy

June 30, 2014 10:55 CET

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne's visit to Italy last week to solve a labor dispute that threatened Maserati production shows how important the country's plants are becoming to the company's future, a union boss said....
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Dennis Williams elected UAW president as King retires

2:15 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014

Dennis Williams was elected president of the UAW today at its 36th Constitutional Convention. Williams, 61, takes the helm of the United States auto workers union for four years, replacing Bob King, 67, who officially retired at the convention. Williams and his slate of vice presidents were elected overwhelmingly by the 1,100 delegates here....
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