Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en ZF Finds Difficulties Overseas http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas <div class="node-body article-body">From challenging markets in South America and Australia to Europe and the Ukraine, ZF is struggling to make ends meet. CEO Stefan Sommer says he is glad to have thriving operations in North America and Asia to pick up the slack.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-finds-difficulties-overseas#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Australia Brazil U.S. Germany Russia Ukraine Holden TRW ZF 2015 North American International Auto Show Component Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Argentina axles Brazil economic crisis European Commission Financial Times GM Holden Holden Commodore Lehman Bros. logistics machinery Russia Stefan Sommer Tier 0 Tier 1 TRW Ukraine Venezuela workforce ZF Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:17:00 +0000 1209771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF CEO Stefan Sommer at NAIAS with company&rsquo;s new 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission.</strong></p> Labor Leader Says VW Underestimating Savings Planned at Core Brand http://wardsauto.com/labor-leader-says-vw-underestimating-savings-planned-core-brand <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Bernd Osterloh, head of Volkswagen's works council, says "a bit more discipline" would allow the automaker to cut costs more extensively than by the 5 billion euros it plans to make by 2017.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/labor-leader-says-vw-underestimating-savings-planned-core-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Finance Labor & Human Resources Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1212841 at http://wardsauto.com Chairman, Son Look to Shed Stock in Hyundai Affiliate http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate <div class="node-body article-body">Chairman Chung Mong-Koo and Vice Chairman Chung Eui-Sun earlier this month found no takers for 5 million shares of Hyundai Glovis with an asking price of roughly $1.3 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/chairman-son-look-shed-stock-hyundai-affiliate#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific South Korea Hyundai Finance Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Restructuring Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:27:00 +0000 1208211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Stock offering by CEO Chung (second from right) raises questions about Hyundai future.</strong></p> German Workers Warn Auto Bosses Not to Compromise Rights in TTIP http://wardsauto.com/german-workers-warn-auto-bosses-not-compromise-rights-ttip <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">IG Metall says it won't accept lower bars for environmental and consumer protection or a hollowing out of worker rights under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/german-workers-warn-auto-bosses-not-compromise-rights-ttip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Trade Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:39:00 +0000 1211251 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Names New Head of North American Sales http://wardsauto.com/volvo-names-new-head-north-american-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Les Kerssemakers, currently senior vice president-product strategy and vehicle-line management, is charged with reversing a slump that saw the upscale Swedish automaker's U.S. sales slump 8% in 2014.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-names-new-head-north-american-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:22:00 +0000 1205991 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai's South Korean Union to Appeal Ruling in Wage Dispute http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-south-korean-union-appeal-ruling-wage-dispute <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The union will appeal a court ruling that Hyundai did not have to include regular bonuses in base pay for more than 90% of its Korean workers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-south-korean-union-appeal-ruling-wage-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific South Korea Finance Labor & Human Resources Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:24:00 +0000 1205311 at http://wardsauto.com Korea’s Ssangyong Enters Tivoli in Global Ute Game http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game <div class="node-body article-body">If directors of Indian parent Mahindra & Mahindra approve launching the compact SUV in the U.S., it would take at least two years for sales to begin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India South Korea Ssangyong Sales & Marketing Finance Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Production Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:55:00 +0000 1201661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker banking on Tivoli for turnaround.</strong></p> VW Brazil Workers End 10-Day Strike http://wardsauto.com/vw-brazil-workers-end-10-day-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker agreed to reinstate 800 laid-off employees and, according to union officials, offer annual raises of 1% plus inflation adjustments through 2019.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-brazil-workers-end-10-day-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production South America Brazil Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:46:00 +0000 1202121 at http://wardsauto.com Supersonic Bloodhound Sniffs Out Automotive Talent http://wardsauto.com/europe/supersonic-bloodhound-sniffs-out-automotive-talent <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RAF fighter pilot Andy Green, who will attempt to break his own land-speed record, says one of the Bloodhound Project’s goals is to interest students at U.K. universities in careers in science and technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/supersonic-bloodhound-sniffs-out-automotive-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/supersonic-bloodhound-sniffs-out-automotive-talent#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Africa / Middle East Europe Vehicles & Technology South Africa United Kingdom Jaguar Engines Labor & Human Resources Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1190141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar plays key supporting role in pursuit of speed record.</strong></p> VW Group’s Egger to Head Interbrand Design Studio http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/vw-group-s-egger-head-interbrand-design-studio <div class="node-body article-body">Wolfgang Egger has spent the past year with the VW-owned Italdesign Giugiaro design and engineering studio following six years with Audi and Lamborghini.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/vw-group-s-egger-head-interbrand-design-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/vw-group-s-egger-head-interbrand-design-studio#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Italy Audi Lamborghini Volkswagen Design Labor & Human Resources Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:25:00 +0000 1196831 at http://wardsauto.com <p>&nbsp;<strong>VW&rsquo;s Egger</strong></p>