GM, FCA, Ford and UAW collaborate to limit Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak

Automakers, including General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Ford Motor Co are collaborating to form a task force along with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to improve protections for their employees and limit the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

The task force is being headed by “UAW President Rory Gamble, GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, Ford CEO Jim Hackett, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and FCA CEO Michael Manley”, said the parties in a joint statement.

Production at an FCA assembly plant in Canada stopped for 24 hours after employees refused to work on Thursday over fears of an employee being possibly exposed to the Wuhan coronavirus.

“This is a fluid and unprecedented situation, and the task force will move quickly to build on the wide-ranging preventive measures we have put in place,” said the three CEOs in a statement.

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