Labor

Workers Strike at VW’s Slovakian Plant

June 20, 2017 at 6:47 PM

Hourly workers at Volkswagen AG’s factory in Bratislava, Slovakia, walked out today as part of a demand for a double-digit hike in base pay.

VW Workers in Slovakia to Strike for 16% Pay Hike

June 14, 2017 at 11:28 AM

Hourly workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, have voted to begin a strike next Tuesday over demands for a 16% pay hike.

BMW Workers in U.K. Reject Pension Transition Plan

June 12, 2017 at 5:24 PM

Hourly workers at four BMW AG factories in the U.K. have rejected by a 57% margin a company offer to phase out a previous pension plan and shift workers into defined contribution programs.

VW Says 9,300 Employees Have Taken Buyouts

June 06, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Volkswagen AG says it is close to its target of shedding 9,300 hourly and salaried employees in Germany through early retirement offers.

Study Says Tesla Had High Worker Injury Rates

May 25, 2017 at 12:47 AM

Factory workers at Tesla Inc. averaged 8.8 injuries per 100 employees in 2015 compared with a U.S. auto industry average of 6.7, according to Worksafe Inc., a California.-based pro-union group.

British Union Halts BMW Strike Action on Pension Offer

May 17, 2017 at 4:08 PM

The U.K.’s Unite trade union says it is suspending strike action against BMW AG while its members consider new pension provisions.

Germany Probes Possible Excess Pay for VW’s Works Council Chief

May 12, 2017 at 10:21 AM

Prosecutors in Germany confirm they are looking into suspicions that Volkswagen AG has been paying its works counsel chief and supervisory board member Bernd Osterloh too much compensation.

GM to Add Second Truckmaking Shift at Oshawa Plant

May 02, 2017 at 12:15 AM

General Motors Co. plans to add a second truck-building shift at its factory in Oshawa, Ont., a year from now, according to the Globe and Mail.

UPDATE: Tesla Showers Workers with Incentives at Key Supplier in Germany

April 27, 2017 at 12:44 AM

Tesla Inc. if offering workers at a critical German supplier of factory automation an array of wage hikes, job guarantees, stock options and a one-time €1,000 ($1,100) bonus in a bid to avoid a strike, Reuters reports.

9% Expansion in 5 Years for S. Korea’s Carmaker Workforce

April 17, 2017 at 12:03 AM

South Korea’s five carmakers expanded their combined domestic workforce 9% to 126,700 people between 2011 and 2016, according to their annual reports.

Union Threatens Strikes at BMW Plants in U.K.

April 05, 2017 at 5:13 PM

England’s Unite labor union says it will conduct eight strikes at BMW AG production facilities over the next few weeks to protest the company’s plan to modify worker pension programs.

UAW Membership Expands 2%

April 04, 2017 at 3:45 PM

The United Auto Workers union gained 7,300 members last year, increasing its roles 2% to 416,000 workers, according to its annual report to the U.S. Dept. of Labor.