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    Spanish ports hit as stevedores go on strike over liberalisation

    2017-06-07T11:23:21Z

    Spanish ports have been hit by country-wide strike action by more than 6,000 stevedores protesting about new laws that have technically liberalised dock services and ended the mandatory employment of unionised labour. The action is taking place at 39 cargo ports around the country and affecting parts movements in and ...

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    Transition to automated trucks must be managed, warn trade bodies

    2017-06-02T16:28:34Z

    The potentially devastating effect of autonomous vehicles on truck drivers’ jobs means the transition to the technology will need to be carefully managed, according to a new report. There are, however, obvious benefits to automated road freight, including cost savings and safer roads, according to the new report from the ...

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    Education and training: The hard line on soft skills

    2017-05-12T15:25:28Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"] General Motors’ executive director for global supply chain, Todd Scott, meets frequently with the faculties of several universities. At Cranfield University School of Management – ranked number one outside the United States in Supply Chain World’s annual Top 100 Universities survey – senior supply chain executives from ...

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    Eastern European hauliers hit back over claims of unfair working practices by western rivals

    2017-04-26T15:51:20Z

    The leaders of four of eastern Europe’s main road haulage associations have signed a declaration aimed at resolving what they see as a distortion in Europe’s transport regulations and the principle of free movement of goods. The four business associations operate in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (also ...

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    General Motors adds powertrain jobs in Michigan ahead of Trump visit

    2017-03-15T16:53:09Z

    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. ...

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

    2017-02-01T11:24:57Z

    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 ...

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    Mercedes-Benz UK recognised for apprenticeship programme

    2017-01-23T14:50:44Z

    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 13 th year, took place on January 20 th and recognise businesses that grow their own talent via apprenticeships. Apprentices who have made significant ...

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    Alfa Romeo boosts staff at Cassino in advance of production push

    2016-11-29T10:00:00Z

    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 ...

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

    2016-11-08T11:45:13Z

    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 ...

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    Ford and Unifor reach tentative labour agreement in Canada

    2016-11-01T16:34:47Z

    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 ...

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    FCA strikes new labour deal with Canadian union

    2016-10-19T10:50:27Z

    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 ...

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

    2016-06-09T00:01:22Z

    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 conferenc e in California were told. North America as a whole is set to enjoy ...

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    XPO rejects unlawful labour allegations

    2016-03-15T14:42:15Z

    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 ...