FILE PHOTO: The GM brand is seen on the Basic Motors plant in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio
(Reuters) – Basic Motors Co (GM.N) and United Auto Employees (UAW) mentioned they may proceed talks on a brand new labor deal on Monday, as a strike by the union’s members enters its third week.
UAW members went on strike on Sept. 16 searching for increased pay, better job safety, a much bigger share of the main U.S. automaker’s revenue and safety of their healthcare advantages.
“Negotiations will resume very first thing Monday morning and we’ll proceed to search for options to succeed in an settlement,” mentioned UAW, a union that represents the automaker’s 48,000 putting hourly staff in america.
GM mentioned it will proceed the talks geared toward reaching an settlement that “builds a stronger future for its workers and enterprise”.
The strike is the primary nationwide walkout at GM since a two-day work stoppage in 2007.
The UAW has been cautious about deploying strikes to achieve leverage in bargaining since a 54-day walkout that occurred in Flint, Michigan, in 1998 that price GM greater than $2 billion and accelerated the lack of UAW-GM jobs.
Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru and Joseph White in Detroit; Enhancing by Aditya Soni