Ellesmere Port car factory was 'driven to the brink', admits departing Vauxhall boss Duncan Aldred Its survival – preserving thousands of jobs – was down to a landmark flexible-working deal struck with unions in 2012 to keep the 50-year-old factory alive and build the next generation Astra from ... Motors (GM) that British workers were more flexible ... 02/25/2014 - 11:42 am | View Link
British GM workers agree deal on Astra production LONDON (AP) — British autoworkers have overwhelmingly backed a job deal which clears the way for renewed investment at General Motors' Vauxhall plant in northern England. Members of the Unite union at the Ellesmere Port plant near the city of Liverpool ... 05/17/2012 - 5:11 am | View Link
GM's Vauxhall announces new Astra at UK plant The announcement comes after workers at the Ellesmere Port plant, near Liverpool, overwhelmingly backed a job deal which turned the factory into a 24-hour-a-day operation, a key cost-cutting measure pursued by parent company GM Europe. GM Europe lost $700 ... 05/17/2012 - 1:44 am | View Link
UPDATE 1-UK set to snatch GM's Astra from Germany Such a deal, which is dependent on workers ... British government) and GM to make the new Astra at Ellesmere Port and it's down to the unions now," said one source familiar with details of the negotiations. The source added that staff at the plant needed ... 05/16/2012 - 10:10 am | View Link
UK set to snatch GM's Astra from Germany, sources say Such a deal, which is dependent on workers ... British government) and GM to make the new Astra at Ellesmere Port and it's down to the unions now," said one source familiar with details of the negotiations. The source added that staff at the plant needed ... 05/16/2012 - 9:27 am | View Link
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A computer glitch in new software at the Public Employees Retirement System is causing a large backlog in processing pension applications for some newly retired former state employees.
"This new system replaces our former system, which was more than 16 years old and, as such, was operating at an exceedingly slow pace," said PERS Executive Director Pat Robertson told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1M0IUMb).
Robertson said state employees who retired in June won't receive their first benefits check until at least Jan.
U. S. stocks are little changed at the open as investors assess the latest batch of company earnings reports.
The Standard & Poor's 500 fell one points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,108 as of 9:41 a.m. Eastern time on Friday.
The Nasdaq gained one point, or less than 0.1 percent, to 5,140.
The Dow Jones industrial average gave up four points, less than 0.1 percent, to 17,741.
Expedia jumped after the online travel company reported solid second quarter earnings.
Bond prices rose after a report showed that U.