Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en GM Korea Driving Career Opportunities for Women http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-driving-career-opportunities-women <div class="node-body article-body">GM Korea’s oasis of equality is showing the rest of the country a more enlightened way, communications director Jina Hwang says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-driving-career-opportunities-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-driving-career-opportunities-women#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Labor & Human Resources Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:15:00 +0000 1163441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Korea CEO Sergio Rocha led 2013 women&rsquo;s issues conference.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Legislation Would Encourage Auto Employees to Report Defective Parts http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. John Thune says the bill is meant to "incentivize whistleblowers" in the auto industry to provide information about faulty parts not previously known to government regulators. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/legislation-would-encourage-auto-employees-report-defective-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers North America U.S. Politics Department of Transportation (DOT) Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1164071 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Romania Laying Off 20% of Staff in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/ford-romania-laying-20-staff-2015 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The U.S. automaker cites a weak European market in preparing to lay off 680 people at its Romanian division, which has produced the B-Max multipurpose vehicle since 2013.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-romania-laying-20-staff-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Romania Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:13:00 +0000 1162931 at http://wardsauto.com Sibling Rivalry http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sibling-rivalry <div class="node-body article-body">Officially they’re separate companies, but group Chairman Chung Mong-koo has Hyundai and Kia working closely in concert as he looks to maximize efficiencies and continue to move the two up the world rankings of biggest and best-loved brands.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sibling-rivalry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sibling-rivalry#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Kia Labor & Human Resources Product Development Vehicle Assembly Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:14:00 +0000 1159421 at http://wardsauto.com <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b>Hyundai and Kia prefer to portray Namyang as two separate operations, but it&rsquo;s really not.</b><o:p></o:p></p> UAW Expects VW to Allow Union Representation at Tennessee Plant http://wardsauto.com/uaw-expects-vw-allow-union-representation-tennessee-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volkswagen has no immediate response to the UAW's assertion that it will announce a new policy this week "that will lead to recognition" of the union at VW's Chattanooga, TN, plant.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/uaw-expects-vw-allow-union-representation-tennessee-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:59:00 +0000 1156401 at http://wardsauto.com 'Car Guy' Rocha Hustles to Keep GM Korea Relevant http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/car-guy-rocha-hustles-keep-gm-korea-relevant <div class="node-body article-body">Sergio Rocha asserts he’s been able to break through the perceived walls separating GM Korea management and labor thanks to the kinship he feels with workers on the assembly line, where he started his career as an hourly apprentice at age 14.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/car-guy-rocha-hustles-keep-gm-korea-relevant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/car-guy-rocha-hustles-keep-gm-korea-relevant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Employment Finance Labor & Human Resources Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:14:00 +0000 1155001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Three of four GM Korea plants running above capacity.</strong></p> <p><strong>GM Korea CEO Rocha</strong></p> PSA’s Spanish Van Plant Pushes for Wage Cuts http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-s-spanish-van-plant-pushes-wage-cuts <div class="node-body article-body">Management at the Vigo facility is demanding drastic pay cuts in exchange for a commitment to build revamped Berlingo/Partner vans. But labor unions don’t appear to be taking the threat to move production seriously.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-s-spanish-van-plant-pushes-wage-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/psa-s-spanish-van-plant-pushes-wage-cuts#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Spain Citroen Peugeot Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:36:00 +0000 1154081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sketch of upcoming K9 Berlingo/Partner.</strong></p> FCA Names New CEO in Australia http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-names-new-ceo-australia <div class="node-body article-body">Under outgoing CEO Veronica Johns, Fiat sales more than doubled, while Alfa Romeo deliveries rose more than 30% and Jeep volume jumped more than 40%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-names-new-ceo-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fca-names-new-ceo-australia#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Australia Chrysler Fiat Labor & Human Resources Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:36:00 +0000 1148311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Incoming CEO Pat Dougherty.</strong></p> Oz Government to Aid Industry Post-Auto Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/oz-government-aid-industry-post-auto-production <div class="node-body article-body">Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says the program aims to identify new investment opportunities for Australian industry as it transitions from its traditional base to new, higher value-added and globally linked manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/oz-government-aid-industry-post-auto-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/oz-government-aid-industry-post-auto-production#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Politics Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:53:00 +0000 1145901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota production leaving Australia by end of 2017.</strong></p> GM Holden Chief Dorizas Resigns Eight Months Into Job http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-chief-dorizas-resigns-eight-months-job <div class="node-body article-body">GM International President Stefan Jacoby says Dorizas implemented a number of measures to transition GM Holden to a national sales company when domestic manufacturing ceases at the end of 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-chief-dorizas-resigns-eight-months-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-holden-chief-dorizas-resigns-eight-months-job#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Australia Holden Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:17:00 +0000 1144751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dorizas was GM Holden&rsquo;s fifth boss in six years.</strong></p>