Automobile giant company General Motors have shut down their manufacturing plants in the country, and that’s affecting many people’s livelihood. However, in a recent memo sent by the company to UAW members, they talked about restarting manufacturing plants by the end of May 18. The notice sent to UAW members was released in the press that shows GM trying to get back into the manufacturing segment by the end of May 18. The company talks about opening its major factories in North America which were shut down for many days because of the lockdown situation. The company is confident of moving forward by following all the necessary safety requirements for its workers.
GM’s official spokesperson, on the other hand, refused to leave a comment on this memo. He said the company has talked with its workers and stakeholders, and soon they will make a public announcement of when they are going to restart their work. The spokesperson further said they would release more information on this thing after announcing first-quarter performance reports. The spokesperson of UAW members said he is not told about any restarting date notified by GM. Recently UAW President Rory Gamble said they have talked about reopening of the worksite with employers and employees after considering the fact of coronavirus impact on everyone’s health.
Gamble said they have spoken with GM, Ford, and CDC about the working conditions of automobile workers because everyone needs to earn money by staying healthy also. GM shut down all its factories in North America after UAW urged the company by stating coronavirus’s lousy impact on workers’ health. However, since the government is also thinking of reopening, GM will try to reopen its significant factories, and they will let everyone know at the announcement of first-quarter results.