Toyota to lift lockout at Indian factories

Mar 22, 2014

Toyota to lift lockout at Indian factories

Toyota Motor Corp. will resume production in India after an impasse with union workers over wages led to a temporary lockout and halt in assembly work. The carmaker’s Toyota Kirloskar Motor venture told Indian authorities that work will restart at its factories near Bangalore ...

Mar 19, 2014

Toyota set to pay $1.2 billion to settle U.S. criminal probe

Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a settlement to end a U.S. criminal probe of sudden unexpected acceleration of its vehicles, three people familiar with the matter said. The settlement, which isn’t final, could be announced as early as Wednesday in the U.S. and will ...

Mar 17, 2014

Toyota shutters India plants amid labor friction

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it has suspended production at its two auto assembly plants in southern India in response to threats against management and “deliberate” assembly-line stoppages after efforts to hammer out a labor deal have failed. The world’s biggest automaker said the ...

Youths taking to auto repair classes

| Mar 14, 2014

Youths taking to auto repair classes

Toyota Motor Corp. is conducting a class in Aichi Prefecture so young people can discover the fun of building cars by learning how to repair popular old cars such as the Publica and Sports 800. Engineers from the Toyota group volunteer as teachers so ...

Key firms agree to hike pay scales

Mar 12, 2014

Key firms agree to hike pay scales

Many major firms notified their labor unions Wednesday that they will raise pay scales to conclude this year’s spring wage negotiations, responding to strong calls from the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to help end long-standing deflation. Toyota Motor Corp., which has huge ...

Toyota to hire 1,350 new grads, midcareer workers in '14

Mar 5, 2014

Toyota to hire 1,350 new grads, midcareer workers in '14

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to hire 1,350 new graduates and midcareer workers in its annual recruitment plan for fiscal 2014, maintaining the same level as this year, which ends March 31, company officials said. The automaker plans to employ 90 people for career-track office ...

Mar 4, 2014

Nissan tops Asia-brand U.S. sales

Nissan Motor Co. led February U.S. sales gains for Asia-based carmakers, with its Altima passing Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry so far this year amid severe winter weather that again was blamed for chilling demand. Monthly sales at Nissan rose 16 percent from a year ...

Mar 4, 2014

Union cites 'big gap' with Toyota in wage negotiations

Toyota Motor Corp. and its workers’ union are far apart over wages and bonuses, the labor group’s chairman said Tuesday. “Our negotiation with the company is like a parallel line,” Mitsuyuki Tsuruoka, head of the Toyota Motor Workers’ Union, said. “We have had two ...

Feb 21, 2014

Toyota mulls first pay hike since '08

Toyota Motor Corp. is considering carrying out its first pay scale hike in six years this spring, sources said Friday. The move comes as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asks corporate managers to improve pay scales in order to help speed up economic recovery. A ...

Feb 20, 2014

Toyota regards union demand for wage increase as 'surprisingly high'

Toyota Motor Corp., the nation’s largest manufacturer and employer, says the wage increases labor unions have demanded going into annual negotiations this year are “surprisingly high.” The carmaker will wait until the negotiations are finished before saying whether it will agree to the requests, ...

Feb 18, 2014

Toyota restarts work at four plants

Operations resumed Tuesday at four Toyota Motor Corp. plants in central Japan that were shut the previous day when parts deliveries were disrupted due to heavy snowfall last weekend. Meanwhile, other automakers’ plants remain idled. Toyota reopened its Takaoka, Motomachi, Tahara and Tsutsumi plants ...