STOCKHOLM/WIESBADEN (Reuters) - General Motors was grappling with the future of two European units on Wednesday, seeking options for Saab after a sale collapsed and preparing to show unions its Opel restructuring plan.
Unions at General Motors' Opel plant in Spain said negotiations with management on a restructuring plan for the factory collapsed late on Wednesday.The central government in Madrid immediately called a meeting between the two sides for Thursday to try and reach a deal over the plant in Figueruelas, northern Spain, which employs 7,000 people.The head of the plant's works council, Juan Jose Arceiz, said the management had rejected a union proposal for a two-year wage freeze.He said the plant's four unions will meet on Thursday to consider what action to take.
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Loss-making General Motors unit Opel has not reached an agreement with its German workforce over a restructuring plan, including the planned closure of its Bochum plant, by the Friday deadline imposed by trade union IG Metall.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - General Motors and German labor union IG Metall have given themselves just over four months time to hammer out a definitive plan to restructure the loss-making operations of the U.S. carmaker's European brand Opel. "The aim of the negotiations is to create a roadmap for Opel through 2016 and even beyond. I can tell you that labor is absolutely determined to reach a deal," said Oliver Burkhard, a senior IG Metall official, in an interview with Reuters on Thursday. ...