Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en Why Young People Shun Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The difference today is automakers have stopped selling the dream in favor of selling the deal. Dream cars disappeared decades ago, and concept cars are merely production cars with the door handles and side mirrors removed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/why-young-people-shun-auto-industry#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources Product Development Final Inspection Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1091661 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Panel: Allow Used-Car Imports, Drop New-Car Tariff http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">The Productivity Commission report says eliminating the 5% tariff on new imported cars once GM Holden, Ford and Toyota end local production might be justified, but it also “notes the effect on government revenue.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/oz-panel-allow-used-car-imports-drop-new-car-tariff#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Australia Ford Holden Toyota Finance Labor & Human Resources Production Restructuring Supply Chain Tariffs Trade Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Productivity Commission Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1096241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Duties on BMWs, other imports raised A$920 million last fiscal year.</strong></p> Daimler to Pay $480 Million in Settlement With UAW http://wardsauto.com/daimler-pay-480-million-settlement-uaw <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The settlement follows accusations by the UAW and a group of retirees that Daimler Trucks North America illegally cut their benefits.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-pay-480-million-settlement-uaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:26:00 +0000 1095921 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai, Korea Workers’ Union Hold Emergency Talks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-korea-workers-union-hold-emergency-talks <div class="node-body article-body">Should Hyundai’s labor costs go up inordinately by accepting the union’s wage-recalculation demand, suppliers would be squeezed to cut their margins and they would do likewise with their own smaller suppliers of parts, materials and services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-korea-workers-union-hold-emergency-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-korea-workers-union-hold-emergency-talks#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers South Korea Hyundai Kia Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Production Korea Metal Workers Union Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 1093351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker scrambling to keep assembly line moving.</strong></p> Hyundai, Kia Workers Strike at Korean Plants http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-workers-strike-korean-plants <div class="node-body article-body">The KMWU says on its website it had no choice but to call a strike as Hyundai negotiators would not budge on any of the union’s major proposals, including the key demand the automaker include bonus payments in calculating basic wages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-workers-strike-korean-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-workers-strike-korean-plants#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Ssangyong Labor & Human Resources Production Korean Metal Workers Union Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:10:00 +0000 1091251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai strikers clash with police in 2013; third walkout in three years under way.</strong></p> Hyundai's South Korean Union Calls Partial Strike for Friday http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-south-korean-union-calls-partial-strike-friday <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Union members at the country's No.1 automaker plan to strike for four hours Friday to protest slow-moving wage negotiations, although talks are to continue next week. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-south-korean-union-calls-partial-strike-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Labor & Human Resources Production Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1089691 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai, Kia Under Fire in Korean Labor Skirmishes http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts note that while this week’s expected verdicts are subject to a lengthy appeal process, rulings in favor of the workers will have a resounding effect throughout not only Korea’s automotive industry but also the entire manufacturing sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-under-fire-korean-labor-skirmishes#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Ssangyong Politics Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Production Korea Metal Workers Union Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:12:00 +0000 1087181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Strike could shut down automaker&rsquo;s Asan plant.</strong></p> U.K. Automotive Group Calls for Licensing Technicians http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-automotive-group-calls-licensing-technicians <div class="node-body article-body">Institute of the Motor Industry CEO Steve Nash says the government’s plan to have driverless cars on U.K. roads by 2015 makes the issue of licensing extremely urgent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-automotive-group-calls-licensing-technicians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-automotive-group-calls-licensing-technicians#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Retail Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Politics Retail Autonomous Vehicles Labor & Human Resources Institute of the Motor Industry job training Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +0000 1085991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Skilled technicians crucial in ensuring vehicle safety, industry group says.</strong></p> Hyundai's South Korean Workers Vote to Strike Over Pay http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-south-korean-workers-vote-strike-over-pay <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Unless an agreement on calculating wages is reached before Aug. 22 workers would stage a strike against the country's No.1 automaker for a third consecutive year. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-south-korean-workers-vote-strike-over-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Labor & Human Resources Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:13:00 +0000 1085591 at http://wardsauto.com RACER Cleaning Up Old GM http://wardsauto.com/north-america/racer-cleaning-old-gm <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The RACER Trust, formed as a result of GM’s bankruptcy, is pushing to move some prime remaining sites. The organization so far has completed 31 transactions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/racer-cleaning-old-gm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/racer-cleaning-old-gm#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional U.S. General Motors Suppliers 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Buick City cleanup Elio Motors LA Patricia Spitzley RACER trust Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Shreveport Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:42:00 +0000 1079441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Part of Buick City complex in Flint, MI, purchased by American Spiralweld Pipe, which is building water pipeline between Flint and Lake Huron. New facility under construction there will employ 50 to 60 people.</strong></p>