Posted April 15, 2018 10:00:54A Toyota maintenance technician at the plant has had his monthly salary slashed by nearly $1 million to $3,4 million, after the automaker announced plans to cut maintenance hours at its plants.
The Toyota maintenance contractor for the company’s Powertrain, Powertrain Control and Service (PCS) division has lost more than half of his annual salary.
The employee’s monthly pay has been reduced to $1,946, from $3 to $2,719, as of April 16, according to a Toyota spokesman.
Toyota’s new plans will cut the time workers spend working on the Powertrain division by 10 percent.
Previously, the company would pay workers an average of six hours of overtime per week.
According to a report in the Detroit News, a worker at the Toyota facility said the cost of doing maintenance at the facility has dropped by more than $2 million over the last two years.
The worker was asked to do maintenance on the vehicle’s drivetrain, transmission, battery, transmission fluid and other parts, Toyota said in a statement.
The maintenance costs will be reduced by $5,000 per month, and the employee will receive $1 per hour, the statement said.
The automaker is not disclosing the cost for the new plan, which the company said was approved by the automakers’ chief financial officer, Todd Bailenson.
Toyota said it has “long-term plans” to keep maintenance staffs on-staff throughout the year, and it said it was committed to maintaining the facilities at a minimum of three times a year.