Oct 30, 2023

GM deal clears way for end to US car strike

General Motors is said to have struck a tentative pay deal with the United Auto Workers union, which would clear the way for resolution of a bruising six-week strike in the US. The deal follows agreements at Ford and Chrysler-maker Stellantis, the other two carmakers affected by the walkouts. Nearly 50,000 workers and dozens of sites were eventually involved in the action, the first in union history to target all three firms at once. Mr Biden had visited a picket line at the start of the strike to express support for the workers' cause, becoming what is believed to be the first sitting president to do so. Those agreements will now be put to workers for approval. UAW president Shawn Fain took a hard line in negotiations, casting the car workers' battle as part of a bigger fight against the "Billionaire class".

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