Hundreds of workers at General Motors Co GM.UL's Thai assembly plant ended a 10-day strike on Thursday after settling a pay dispute with the management, the U.S. auto maker said in a statement.
The strike by a few hundred of the 800 unionized workers in southeast Rayong province had fully halted operations at the GM plant after management asked workers who had not joined the protest to take paid holidays during the dispute.
GM and the workers union achieved amicable solutions resulting in an agreement that is mutually beneficial with the shared objective of ensuring continued growth and sustainability of GM and the Chevrolet brand in Thailand and around the region. I would especially like to commend the Workers Union of GM for conducting themselves in a peaceful and orderly way throughout the process said GM Thai President Steve Carlisle in the statement.
The GM plant, which has about 1,700 employees on its payroll, produces about 50,000 Chevrolet pick-up trucks, passenger sedans and special utility vehicles a year.
The $750 million plant started production in 1999 with most of its output, mainly small pick-up trucks, exported to dozens of countries.
(Reporting by Vithoon Amorn; Editing by Jason Szep)