General Motors and the UAW have reached an agreement that will allow the automaker to continue delivering service and repair parts, despite parts facility shutdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.
“While today will be our last day of normal operations for GM Customer Care and Aftersales, GM and the UAW have reached an agreement that will allow us to continue delivering service and repair parts to our dealers and customers, including the police agencies, fire departments and emergency service providers who rely on our vehicles all over the country,” GM said in a statement.
GM has 19 parts distribution centers in the U.S. The facilities will be staffed on a voluntary basis, spokesman Jim Cain said. “We will be working through staffing and scheduling plans to resume operations on Monday,” he said.
As Automotive News reported this week, Ford Motor Co. intends to keep its parts distribution centers open with normal staffing levels, a spokeswoman said.
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