UAE boost up weekly strike pay to $275 as GM walkout continues



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UAE boost up weekly strike pay to $275 as GM walkout continues

Over the last weekend, the United Auto Workers (UAW) unions representing 48,000 hourly workers of General Motors, who had been making a bold stance over the picketing line since September 16th seeking a better pay-off, a satisfactory health insurance scheme alongside a larger slice of company profits, said that it would be boosting weekly pay off for the striking GM workers by $25 to $275 per week, as the union's strike against the leading US automaker, Detroit-based General Motors Co.

had entered into its fourth week. In point of fact, General Motors' hourly workers in the United States had been receiving a lump-sum between $7 to $13 per hour, while a full-time worker was being paid off about $30 per hour, while in a bid to curb the lay-off gaps in wages, UAW, representing roughly 300,000 workers in United States and Canada, had started off the negotiation process since September 16th, however, there had not been any significant scale of improvement.

Meanwhile, negotiations took a turn for the worst over the last weekend when General Motors had taken an unconventional attempt to offer contracts directly to the workers bypassing the union, a GM move which workers' union had labelled as an approach to starve off the striking workers to get them off the picketing line to resolve the longest nationwide GM strike since 1970.