GM moves over 1,350 temporary workers to full-time jobs

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(Reuters) – General Motors Co. said on Wednesday more than 1,350 hourly employees at its assembly plants in the United States will transition into full-time roles in the first quarter of 2020.

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The employees are from 14 General Motors manufacturing facilities in Michigan, Indiana, New York, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky, the company said in a statement.

The full-time status will offer the employees better medical benefits, company contributions to their retirement plans or the 401(k), and profit-sharing as well as life insurance coverages.

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General Motors and labor union United Auto Workers (UAW) reached a deal in October following a five-week nationwide strike that pushed for better wages and benefits for temporary workers who earned less than permanent UAW employees.

Line workers work on the chassis of full-size General Motors pickup trucks at the Flint Assembly plant on June 12, 2019 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo: JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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(Reporting by Rachit Vats in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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