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  • General Motors adds powertrain jobs in Michigan ahead of Trump visit

    March 15, 2017

    General Motors has announced the addition of 220 new jobs and the retention of 680 that were previously under threat across three of its Michigan-based facilities over the next 12 months. The announcement was made on the same day that US president Donald Trump confirmed he would be visiting Detroit. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted: “Will …

  • GM job cuts loom in Canada as overlap of Equinox production ends

    February 1, 2017

    General Motors has issued a notice at its CAMI plant in Canada that could result in the laying off of about 600 employees, according to labour union Unifor. The union said it was informed of the decision by company management earlier this week. The CAMI assembly plant in Ontario has historically produced the Chevrolet Equinox …

  • Mercedes-Benz UK recognised for apprenticeship programme

    January 23, 2017

    Mercedes-Benz UK has been recognised as the Large Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards in London. The awards, now in their 13th year, took place on January 20th and recognise businesses that grow their own talent via apprenticeships. Apprentices who have made significant contributions in their workplaces are also recognised. Mercedes-Benz UK …

  • Alfa Romeo boosts staff at Cassino in advance of production push

    November 29, 2016

      Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo expects to add 1,800 staff at its Cassino plant in Italy by 2018 as it gears up towards increased production of the Giulia model and Stelvio SUV. Currently the plant, which is located about 100km from Naples and has produced over 7m vehicles since 1972, employs 4,300 people in two …

  • Ford confirms C$700m spend as Unifor members ratify wage deal

    November 8, 2016

    Ford Canada’s employees have voted in favour of a four-year agreement that the company has since confirmed includes a C$700m ($523m) investment at its operations in the country. Details remain scarce, but a spokesperson told Automotive Logistics that C$600m of the planned investment was earmarked for the engine manufacturing site in Windsor (pictured) and the …

  • Ford and Unifor reach tentative labour agreement in Canada

    November 1, 2016

    Ford and Canada’s Unifor labour union have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year national labour contract covering more than 6,400 employees. The deal comes after similar recent agreements between Canada’s largest union and carmakers General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), completing the round of wage negotiations between the union and the ‘Detroit Three’ …

  • FCA strikes new labour deal with Canadian union

    October 19, 2016

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has agreed a new four-year deal with Canadian union Unifor that includes a commitment to invest $325m in a rebuild of the carmaker’s Brampton assembly plant paint shop and a $6.4m investment in upgrading equipment at the Etobicoke casting plant. The contract also involves two wage increases of 2% each during the …

  • FVL North America conference: Logistics benefits could counter the coming rise in Mexican wages

    June 9, 2016

    Wages in Mexico are going to be forced upwards as a shortage of skilled workers is exacerbated by a 51% increase in vehicle production by 2022, delegates at this week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference in California were told. North America as a whole is set to enjoy another bumper year for vehicle sales and production, while investment …

  • XPO rejects unlawful labour allegations

    March 15, 2016

    XPO Logistics has said it is “confident” its practices are in full compliance with EU transport regulations and national employment law, after reports suggesting that six of its managers are facing legal action over alleged labour-related infractions. The French public prosecution service is demanding three-year suspended sentences and fines totalling €45,000 ($50,000) be handed to …