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Wednesday, 09 September 2020 21:35

GM Tells Most Salaried Workers to Stay Home Till Next Summer

Written by Mark Phelan and Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free Press

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General Motors salaried workers in the U.S. have been told to plan on continuing to work from home until at least June 30, 2021, according to an internal document provided to the Free Press.

“In coming weeks, you will receive instructions from your site leader regarding the process to retrieve personal belongings and any equipment necessary to work remotely,” according to an email signed by GM Global Human Resources Chief Kim Brycz and GM Chief Sustainability Officer Dane Parker.

 

Hundreds of GM salaried employees are already working at factories, tech centers and other facilities, but the vast majority have been working remotely since the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear in March.

 

“Our current outlook is to continue operating as we are today until June 30, 2021,” the memo said, adding GM is working to create “a more flexible work culture” after the pandemic.

 

The memo concluded with a reminder for all employees to practice good safety protocols: “Wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, physically distance whenever possible and get a flu shot when they become available this fall.”

 

GM had been considering bringing some employees back later this year. The revised schedule is the latest sign U.S. business leaders think we’re a long way from having the pandemic under control with treatments or a widely available vaccine.


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