Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en Second Korean Automaker Offers Wage Concession http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession <div class="node-body article-body">Ssangyong’s offer would substantially hike payments for overtime, holiday work and severance packages at retirement. But analysts say the low-volume automaker is on the threshold of a turnaround and a strike would destroy the momentum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Labor & Human Resources Production Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 1066221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Smallest of country&rsquo;s five automakers follows GM&rsquo;s lead in contract talks.</strong></p> GM Korea Says No Strike Could Land Next-Gen Cruze http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-says-no-strike-could-land-next-gen-cruze <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says its South Korean subsidiary could build the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze if unionized workers, who have voted to authorize a strike, remain on the job.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-says-no-strike-could-land-next-gen-cruze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Labor & Human Resources Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:29:00 +0000 1066601 at http://wardsauto.com GM Korea Makes Major Wage Concession to Avert Strike http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s offer to include fixed bonuses in calculating wages is meant to sustain efforts to recover from a steep decline in exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-korea-makes-major-wage-concession-avert-strike#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Gunsan Korea Metal Workers Union Sergio Rocha Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:20:00 +0000 1063341 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 4-Ford, Toyota halt some South African output due to strike http://wardsauto.com/update-4-ford-toyota-halt-some-south-african-output-due-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* NUMSA strike affects Ford's Pretoria plant</p> <p>* Toyota says to halt some production from Tuesday</p> <p>* NUMSA, employers expected to meet on Monday</p> <p>* Smaller UASA union says likely to accept offer this week (adds Mercedes Benz, NUMSA and industry comments)</p> <p>By Wendell Roelf</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-4-ford-toyota-halt-some-south-african-output-due-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Suppliers South Africa Labor & Human Resources Logistics Production Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:15:22 +0000 1058791 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Industry Jobs on Rise in Spain http://wardsauto.com/europe/auto-industry-jobs-rise-spain <div class="node-body article-body">ANFAC President Mario Armero says the automotive sector has weathered the economic storm in Spain better than most, but additional gains in labor flexibility are needed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/auto-industry-jobs-rise-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/auto-industry-jobs-rise-spain#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Spain Auto Makers Labor & Human Resources Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:47:00 +0000 1057631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Armero: Important to continue labor-reform path.</strong></p> Ford Says Strikes Won't Weaken Ties to South Africa http://wardsauto.com/ford-says-strikes-wont-weaken-ties-south-africa <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The U.S. automaker's regional chief, Jeff Nemeth, says a strike that has shut down General Motors production in the country and could expand to Ford hasn't shaken his company's "long-term commitment to South Africa." </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-says-strikes-wont-weaken-ties-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Africa / Middle East South Africa Labor & Human Resources Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:17:00 +0000 1056871 at http://wardsauto.com Unrest as Usual in Korean Automaker, Union Talks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/unrest-usual-korean-automaker-union-talks <div class="node-body article-body">Workers at GM Korea and Renault Samsung have voted to authorize strikes, and their counterparts at Hyundai, Kia and Ssangyong threaten to walk out to underscore their demands for wage increases, wage reform and other changes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/unrest-usual-korean-automaker-union-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/unrest-usual-korean-automaker-union-talks#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Sergio Rocha Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 1056231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Compensation formula major sticking point in Hyundai negotiations.</strong></p> REFILE-GM Korea CEO warns of output cut as strike vote looms http://wardsauto.com/refile-gm-korea-ceo-warns-output-cut-strike-vote-looms <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Refiles to restore dropped letter in seventh paragraph)</p> <p>SEOUL, July 8 (Reuters) - General Motors' South Korea chief warned employees that a potential strike could lead to further production cuts in one of its major Asian manufacturing bases, according to an email sent to staff and obtained by Reuters.</p> <p>GM's 15,000 unionised workers in South Korea plan to cast ballots on Tuesday and Wednesday on whether to stage a strike for a fourth consecutive year, signalling a resurgence of summer labour unrest in the country's auto industry.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/refile-gm-korea-ceo-warns-output-cut-strike-vote-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Labor & Human Resources Production Sergio Rocha Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:54:35 +0000 1055391 at http://wardsauto.com Ford CEO Fields In Line for 9% Salary Increase http://wardsauto.com/ford-ceo-fields-line-9-salary-increase <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker says that, in addition to stock options and a performance-based bonus, Fields' base salary will be $1.75 million this year, up from $1.6 million last year when he was chief operating officer.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-ceo-fields-line-9-salary-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 1052651 at http://wardsauto.com Fewer Heads to Hunt These Days http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/fewer-heads-hunt-these-days <div class="node-body article-body">Post-recession, many people are reluctant to job hop, but demand is low for people out of work, say partners in a job-placement firm. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/fewer-heads-hunt-these-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/fewer-heads-hunt-these-days#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Auto Makers Suppliers North America U.S. Auto Makers Suppliers Labor & Human Resources Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:41:00 +0000 1050101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Talented people reluctant to switch jobs, Acker says.</strong></p>