Labor & Human Resources

  • Newswire

    Two Turkish Auto Plants Shut as Labour Protest Spreads  

    Protests against working conditions began Thursday at a joint venture co-owned by Renault and spread Friday to a JV co-owned by Fiat; the two plants account for 40% of Turkey's annual auto production....More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 2-Protests halt production at Turkish car factories owned by Renault, Fiat  

    (Recasts with production stoppage at second carmaker) By Birsen Altayli ISTANBUL, May 15 (Reuters) - Production at two separate Turkish car manufacturers part-owned by European carmakers Renault and Fiat ground to halt on Friday as workers protested wages and other employment conditions, company officials and media reports said. A Renault spokesman said work at the Turkish factory had stopped late on Thursday. Workers are protesting at the country's biggest automobile exporter, according to news reports....More
  • Newswire

    Volvo Truck Workers Strike in Brazil  

    Volvo says about 4,000 workers at its Curitiba plant walked off the job after their union rejected the company's offer of employment through 2015 but with cuts in pay....More
  • Newswire

    VW Acting to Quickly Hire Piech Successor, CEO Says  

    Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, whose public clash with Ferdinand Piech resulted in Piech's departure as chairman last month, says top management has achieved clarity on future strategy....More
  • Newswire

    Workers Back VW's Choice of Two New Board Members  

    Leaders of VW's works council, which holds 10 of the 20 seats on the supervisory board, support the automaker's choice of Louise Kiesling and Julia Kuhn-Piech, whose appointments are being challenged by their uncle, just-departed former Chairman Ferdinand Piech....More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 2-VW, Piech clash on board appointments ahead of AGM  

    * VW installs new board members ahead of May 5 AGM * Piech challenges VW's board choices -Bild * VW, Piech's office, Porsche SE, IG Metall decline comment (Adds Bild report and background) By Andreas Cremer and Jan Schwartz BERLIN, April 30 (Reuters) - Volkswagen and newly departed chairman Ferdinand Piech clashed again on Thursday over supervisory board appointments, causing new strains at the carmaker ahead of what is likely to become a tense shareholder meeting next Tuesday....More
  • Newswire

    VW Stakeholders Back Embattled CEO Winterkorn  

    Labor leaders at Volkswagen and the German state of Lower Saxony, which holds 20% of VW's voting rights, say they continue supporting the CEO whose ouster is being sought by Chairman Ferdinand Piech....More
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