Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en Hyundai’s Korean Workers’ Union Seeks Arbitration http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-s-korean-workers-union-seeks-arbitration <div class="node-body article-body">During the requested 10-day arbitration period the union will ask its members to vote on approving strike action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-s-korean-workers-union-seeks-arbitration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-s-korean-workers-union-seeks-arbitration#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Kia Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results Unions Vehicle Assembly Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:44:00 +0000 1343061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aging Ulsan plant curtails local Hyundai output.</strong></p> VW CFO Poetsch to Chair Supervisory Board http://wardsauto.com/vw-cfo-poetsch-chair-supervisory-board <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Porsche Automobil Holding, the automaker's controlling parent company, says VW's executive committee will propose electing Hans Dieter Poetsch chairman of the supervisory board.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-cfo-poetsch-chair-supervisory-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:34:00 +0000 1342141 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 3-VW's CEO Winterkorn set to stay on for three more years http://wardsauto.com/update-3-vws-ceo-winterkorn-set-stay-three-more-years <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* VW proposes extending CEO contract until 2018</p> <p>* Winterkorn term extended as he oversees revamp</p> <p>* VW working on new group structure (Adds statement from Lower Saxony about timing of chairman's appointment)</p> <p>By Jan Schwartz and Ilona Wissenbach</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-vws-ceo-winterkorn-set-stay-three-more-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:26:12 +0000 1341401 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Chief Shakes Up Shaky Chinese Operations http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-chief-shakes-shaky-chinese-operations <div class="node-body article-body">New CEOs of Hyundai’s and Kia’s Chinese joint ventures take over two operations that missed their sales targets each of the year’s first six months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-chief-shakes-shaky-chinese-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-chief-shakes-shaky-chinese-operations#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific China South Korea Hyundai Kia Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:03:00 +0000 1338971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Beijing Hyundai sales falling faster than industrywide rate.</strong></p> Sales Staff Protests Block Porsche Inroads in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Union members in natty business suits have been demonstrating outside Porsche distributor SSC’s headquarters in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district and at the company’s other five dealerships.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/sales-staff-protests-block-porsche-inroads-korea#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Porsche Globalization Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Unions Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1338361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Macan helping build momentum for Porsche in Korea.</strong></p> Ford Fights Russia Slump on Product, Price Fronts http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker is cutting prices and expanding its product range in an effort to pull out of a tailspin that saw July sales drop 21.3% from like-2014 and 52% for the year’s first seven months, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford Engine Labor & Human Resources Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1336211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta priced below Ford&rsquo;s Russian best-seller Focus.</strong></p> Activist UAW Members Look to End Tier 2, Pump Up Wages http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/activist-uaw-members-look-end-tier-2-pump-wages <div class="node-body article-body">Some officials express concern the union is more focused on maintaining its strike fund than using it to push for real economic gains, and they are putting the executive board on notice. “We have expectations,” notes one activist member.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/activist-uaw-members-look-end-tier-2-pump-wages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/activist-uaw-members-look-end-tier-2-pump-wages#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:44:00 +0000 1336191 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Williams says union wants to &ldquo;close the gap,&rdquo; but some members not sure that&rsquo;s enough.<o:p></o:p></b></p> James M. Amend GM Brazil Strike Ends After Layoffs Suspended http://wardsauto.com/gm-brazil-strike-ends-after-layoffs-suspended <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The 2-week walkout ended when GM placed the 800 workers slated for layoff on five months' paid leave and said it would launch a voluntary buyout plan.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-brazil-strike-ends-after-layoffs-suspended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production South America Brazil Employment Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:26:00 +0000 1336381 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Shakes Up China Management http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-shakes-china-management <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The South Korean automaker replaced three top executives after Hyundai and Kia sales fell 32% and 33% in July in the world's biggest automotive market.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-shakes-china-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific China Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:37:00 +0000 1333351 at http://wardsauto.com Executive Talent and Digital Disruption in Automotive http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/executive-talent-and-digital-disruption-automotive <div class="field-byline"> Walter Friederichs </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers and suppliers are looking for leaders to guide them through the digital transformation, but only a minority of executives surveyed believes their company has the right people in place.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/executive-talent-and-digital-disruption-automotive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/executive-talent-and-digital-disruption-automotive#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1328471 at http://wardsauto.com