Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en Volvo Cites Logistics as Primary Reason for U.S. Plant Site http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-cites-logistics-primary-reason-us-plant-site <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo in the next few weeks will announce what vehicle it will produce at its new plant, which is to begin output in 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-cites-logistics-primary-reason-us-plant-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/volvo-cites-logistics-primary-reason-us-plant-site#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Volvo Car Employment Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 May 2015 17:49:00 +0000 1289711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo Americas chief Lex Kerssemakers says South Carolina ideal location.&nbsp;</strong></p> Mexico Presents Opportunities, Challenges http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-presents-opportunities-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive production in Mexico will reach 4.4 million units by 2019, a 2.9% increase from 2014, according to Plante Moran. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-presents-opportunities-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/mexico-presents-opportunities-challenges#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Mexico Auto Makers Suppliers Employment Globalization Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 29 May 2015 11:23:00 +0000 1283871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500 assembled in Toluca, Mexico.&nbsp;</strong></p> GM Korea Union Seeks Hefty Pay Hikes, Job Guarantees http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees <div class="node-body article-body">The KMWU’s wage-hike demand is 252% higher than the 63,000-won monthly increase agreed upon in 2014, and it seeks bonuses 43% to 238% higher than the average 10.5 million won paid out last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-union-seeks-hefty-pay-hikes-job-guarantees#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India South Korea General Motors Capacity Utilization Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Trade Thu, 28 May 2015 09:40:00 +0000 1288401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Union frets about losing Spark export builds to GM India.</strong></p> Ford's Turkish JV Halts Output as Labor Dispute Rekindles http://wardsauto.com/fords-turkish-jv-halts-output-labor-dispute-rekindles <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker's Ford Otosan unit says it suspended operations at the Inonu plant as a precaution after some workers who took part in strikes last week did not leave the facility. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fords-turkish-jv-halts-output-labor-dispute-rekindles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Tue, 26 May 2015 05:11:00 +0000 1286751 at http://wardsauto.com Ford, FCA Production in Turkey Resumes; Renault Still Down http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A weeklong protest over working conditions and pay initially shut down parts suppliers, then spread to automakers with operations in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-fca-production-turkey-resumes-renault-still-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 22 May 2015 08:11:00 +0000 1285691 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Takes Lear Organizing Demands to Shareholders http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szcezsny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Protesters voiced UAW demands for better wages and respect for workers’ right to join a union, particularly in the South, where anti-union sentiment is high. The Lear plants at the center of the protest are located in Alabama and are non-union.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/uaw-takes-lear-organizing-demands-shareholders#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America U.S. Hyundai Lear Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Safety Mon, 18 May 2015 13:43:00 +0000 1282911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Conditions at Hyundai supplier Lear not sitting well with UAW.</strong></p> Two Turkish Auto Plants Shut as Labour Protest Spreads http://wardsauto.com/two-turkish-auto-plants-shut-labour-protest-spreads <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">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.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/two-turkish-auto-plants-shut-labour-protest-spreads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Europe Turkey Politics Labor & Human Resources Production Mon, 18 May 2015 12:40:00 +0000 1283411 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 2-Protests halt production at Turkish car factories owned by Renault, Fiat http://wardsauto.com/update-2-protests-halt-production-turkish-car-factories-owned-renault-fiat <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Recasts with production stoppage at second carmaker)</p> <p>By Birsen Altayli</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-protests-halt-production-turkish-car-factories-owned-renault-fiat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Turkey Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 15 May 2015 22:32:41 +0000 1282401 at http://wardsauto.com GM Thailand Names First Woman Assistant Plant Manager http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-thailand-names-first-woman-assistant-plant-manager <div class="node-body article-body">Juanita Alcantara began her career with GM as a manufacturing engineer at GM Holden Australia. She has since held various positions involving facility installation, project management and product program introductions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-thailand-names-first-woman-assistant-plant-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-thailand-names-first-woman-assistant-plant-manager#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Thailand General Motors Labor & Human Resources Production Mon, 11 May 2015 17:20:00 +0000 1277011 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Alcantara</p> Volvo Truck Workers Strike in Brazil http://wardsauto.com/volvo-truck-workers-strike-brazil <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">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.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-truck-workers-strike-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production South America Brazil Labor & Human Resources Production Mon, 11 May 2015 10:20:00 +0000 1277661 at http://wardsauto.com