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Don’t expect workers to quit when COVID-19 vaccines are mandatory, says GM CEO

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra wears safety goggles on the assembly floor of the GM Orion Assembly Plant in Lake Orion, Michigan, USA March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo

Nov. 10 (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said on Wednesday she doesn’t expect workers to quit if the No. 1 US automaker mandates COVID-19 vaccinations.

“We have a great workforce. I don’t see it as resigning at all,” Barra said, speaking at the New York Times DealBook online summit, when asked how many people would leave work if there was a vaccine mandate.

“I look at how committed our staff is, we’ll work through it. I’m betting on them.”

U.S. employers are preparing to comply with the Joe Biden administration’s rules requiring companies with at least 100 employees to have their employees vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing. read more

Employer mandates, including waivers for religious and medical reasons, have generally been upheld by courts.

Separately, GM said it would restructure its information technology unit into two groups to grow its software-based services revenues between $20 billion and $25 billion annually by 2030.

Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas and Ahmed Farhatha in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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