Labor

Korean Carmakers Threaten to Move Production Overseas

August 11, 2017 at 1:13 AM

South Korea’s five carmakers say they may move production offshore if the country’s high court rules they must include bonuses and other extra pay as part of regular wages, The Korean Herald reports.

Hyundai’s Workers Begin Partial Strikes

August 10, 2017 at 12:10 AM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s unionized workers began a series of two-hour strikes today as part of their annual quest for higher wages and more job security.

Nissan Workers Reject UAW Vote

August 07, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Hourly workers at Nissan Motor Co.’s assembly plant in Canton, Miss., have rejected the United Auto Workers union as their representative by a hefty 63:37 margin.

Toyota to Coax Creativity with Guaranteed Overtime Pay

August 02, 2017 at 12:47 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. proposes to coax more creativity from senior skilled employees with flexible work schedules and an extra 170,000 yen ($1,500) per month-—the equivalent to 45 hours of overtime, The Nikkei reports.

FCA Agrees to 9.5% Wage Hike in Serbia

July 24, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will increase hourly wages by 9.5% to end a lengthy strike at its Fiat 500L small-car plant in Kragujevac, Serbia.

UAW Petitions for Union Vote at Nissan Plant in Mississippi

July 12, 2017 at 12:18 AM

The United Auto Workers union has requested a vote about representing workers at Nissan Motor Co.’s assembly plant in Canton, Miss.

BMW Workers in U.K. Accept Pension Offer

July 11, 2017 at 4:17 PM

BMW AG workers at four manufacturing sites in England have overwhelmingly accepted the company’s updated offer to transition them to a defined contribution pension plan.

VW Grants 14% Pay Hike to End Strike in Slovakia

June 26, 2017 at 1:55 AM

Volkswagen AG has agreed to give its hourly workers in Bratislava, Slovakia, a 14.1% wage increase over two years.

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.