Jan 10, 2012
The AMWU has welcomed Ford’s $103 million investment in the Falcon and Territory SUV, which will guarantee another four years of production in Victoria.
AMWU Acting National Secretary, Mike Nicolaides said it was a good day for workers in the company’s Broadmeadows and Geelong plants and shows the commitment of Ford to the Australian manufacturing industry.
“This is something on which we have been campaigning vigorously for some time now and we welcome the efforts of the Gillard government in helping to bring this investment about.
“This decision is welcome as it will provide ongoing job security for the foreseeable future, and will create 300 new jobs.
“Manufacturing is one of Australia’s most important industries. The benefits of this investment will flow through to working families and the community.
“This announcement will also be of great importance to Ford’s suppliers throughout Victoria and Australia who employ thousands of other Australians in the Manufacturing industry,” said Mr Nicolaides.
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