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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Nader calls for GM 'ombudsman'

Nader calls for GM 'ombudsman'  reports Just Auto. This seems to be his statement:

The simplest
solution to avert the culture of avoidance or coverup inside GM
regarding their discovery of product defects is for the CEO to establish
an independent Ombudsman office, authorized to receive, in total
confidence, the assertions of conscientious engineers and other
employees about safety defects without fear of retaliation or losing
their jobs. The Ombudsman, outside the GM chain of hierarchical command,
would report directly to the CEO. The CEO would then have the
responsibility to follow up on the report and decide whether it is at a
level of gravity to warrant triggering the federal regulation on
reporting the discovery to the Department of Transportation. The company
may want to introduce a monetary reward for reports by its engineers
and other employees to the Ombudsman that could prevent death and
injuries and save the company a ton of headaches and expenditures.
Giving assembly line workers rewards for proposing more efficient ways
to manufacture products has been a long time incentive program by many
It's reproduced by Reuters, here:

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