General Motors will follow Honda to send office workers to collect carsAugust 26, 2020
The American carmaker has found volunteers among its office professionals who will work at one of the brand’s factories in Wentzville, Missouri. The plant rolls off the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models, as well as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana commercial vans.
Previously, AutoTimesNews said that Honda decided to entrust the assembly of the car to its office employees. The Japanese decided to take this step to support their plant in the United States in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, which led to a shortage of jobs.
Now, according to Automotive News, General Motor has chosen a similar path. Mark found volunteers from her office staff. The staff is small – their number on separate assembly lines exceeds 20 people.
The brand’s factory in Wentzville employs about 4,100 employees. GM needs to increase their number by another 200 specialists. In any case, as the press service of the automaker notes, the plant is quite successfully solving the urgent problem with personnel.
At the same time, the local trade union is not satisfied with this state of affairs. In their opinion, such appointments are contrary to the labor agreement. The company itself noted that the need for volunteers will continue until UAW workers from other factories come to the plant in Wentzville.
Meanwhile, it became known that General Motors might create a new brand. It will replace the Holden brand that previously existed in Australia. With her, GM has developed a rather confusing and uneasy relationship. GM Special Vehicles – aka GMSV – can continue the business started by Holden.
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