GM was sued for using temporary staff instead of laid-off

GM was sued for using temporary staff instead of laid-off

January 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In America, the situation becomes more complicated with local automakers. Concerns are becoming harder to work in the local market. General Motors will sue the union for jobs and the decision to use temporary employees.

The United Auto Workers Union (UAW) sued General Motors on January 3, 2019. In the lawsuit, the company is accused of using temporary hired workers to work at the plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, instead of attracting laid-off workers from other factories. According to the UAW, the automaker’s use of temporary workers at a plant in Indiana violates working conditions.

The union said that GM should hire about 700 laid-off employees who had the right to transfer to other plants for open vacancies. The concern has hired temporary employees to support the assembly of new pickups Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra at the plant in Fort Wayne. But he had to abandon them in November 2018.

The union demands that GM immediately begin to replace temporary employees who were previously dismissed from the Lordstown Assembly. At the moment, 690 people are waiting for the transfer. Representatives of the company noted that work in this direction is underway.