Labor

VW Agrees to 4.3% Wage Hike in Europe

February 21, 2018 at 9:28 AM

Volkswagen AG has agreed to pay annual bonuses and increase the wages for 120,000 of its hourly workers in western Europe by 4.3%, beginning in May.

Skoda Workers Prepare for Strike in Czech Republic

February 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Union workers at Volkswagen AG’s Skoda factories in the Czech Republic have rejected an initial contract offer and are threatening to strike.

GM Korea Offers Workers Buyout Package

February 14, 2018 at 5:34 PM

General Motors Co. is offering to pay its workers in South Korea who are willing to quit three times their annual wage, $9,000 toward a new car and as much as $12,300 for college tuition.

IG Metall Wins 4.3% Wage Hike in Germany

February 07, 2018 at 12:53 AM

Auto workers in Germany will get a 4.3% wage hike in April as part of a deal reached overnight between the powerful IG Metall union and an employer’s federation that represents carmakers.

Tesla Touts Improved Plant Safety

February 05, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Tesla Inc. says the total recordable incident rate (TRIR) for safety at its Fremont, Calif., plant fell 25% to 6.2 per 100 workers in 2017.

Industrial Workers Begin Third Day of Strikes Across Germany

February 02, 2018 at 2:30 AM

Members of Germany’s powerful IG Metall Union are conducting their third consecutive day of walkouts affecting the country’s carmakers and auto part suppliers.

Opel Reaches Labor Deal at Zaragoza Plant

January 30, 2018 at 11:09 AM

PSA Group’s Opel unit has reached a labor agreement at its big assembly plant in Zaragoza, Spain that is expected to ensure the factory will build the next-generation Corsa small car, Reuters reports.

German Carmakers Face Longer Strikes This Week

January 29, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Germany’s carmakers are bracing for day-long strikes this week after negotiations with the IG Metall labor union stalled on Saturday.

Ford’s UAW Workers Get $7,500 Profit Sharing Payments

January 25, 2018 at 12:57 AM

Ford Motor Co. says some 54,000 of its hourly workers who belong to the United Auto Workers union each will receive profit-sharing checks averaging about $7,500.

PSA, British Union Plan More Meetings to Push Vauxhall Recovery

January 22, 2018 at 11:43 AM

PSA Group and the U.K.’s Unite union have agreed to further meetings in an effort to revive the French carmaker’s recently acquired Vauxhall manufacturing operations.

PSA to Swap 1,300 Jobs in France

January 10, 2018 at 1:20 AM

PSA Group is shedding some 1,300 employees in France under a new form of voluntary reductions enabled by the French government.

UAW Names Dittes to Head Troubled FCA Unit

January 04, 2018 at 12:38 AM

The United Auto Workers union’s executive board has named Terry Dittes as vice president in charge of the department that represents members who work for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, effective immediately.