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Bad management to blame for company collapse

April 16, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

News Release The former director of a Victorian automotive component manufacturer should look in the mirror instead of blaming workers for the company’s collapse this week. More than 100 AMWU members were stood down without pay on Tuesday when APV Automotive Components, from Coburg in Melbourne’s north, entered administration. AMWU Victorian Vehicle

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MANUFACTURING DECLINES IN MARCH

April 10, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The manufacturing sector declined slightly in March after expanding for the last three months.  The latest seasonally adjusted Australian Industry Group – PwC Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) fell almost 2 points to 49.5

HILUX STOCK ARRIVALS BACK TO NORMAL

April 4, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Toyota’s HiLux has resumed its best-seller status with stock arrivals back to normal for the first time since last year’s Thailand floods halted production. HiLux 4×2 and 4×4 were the top-selling vehicles in their respective segments

AMWU Wins Award for Its “Manufacturing: Australia’s Future” Campaign

April 3, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) was one of the recipients of the best communications strategy award for the Manufacturing: Australia’s Future campaign at the ACTU National Union Awards. AMWU Health and Safety Coordinator Deb Vallance

Parker Hannifin Chooses Wodonga as International Base

April 2, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Victoria Government’s Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva welcomed the decision by US- headquartered Parker Hannifin, the world’s leading engineering supplier, to consolidate its Australia-New Zealand operations in Wodonga.

Coates Hire Workers to Ballot for Industrial Action

April 2, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Workers at Coates Hire, who are members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), are set to ballot for industrial action after negotiations with the company last March 8 did not work out. According to the elected bargaining committee, the