LOCAL BUSINESSES AT RISK OF FURTHER JOB CUTS

Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 in Clayton Update

Local Toyota supply chain businesses face an uncertain future following the announcement Toyota will shed 350 jobs, State Member for Clayton Hong Lim said today.

“There is no guarantee that the jobs of local workers at the companies such as GKN / Unidrive, ITW Deltar, MtM International, PPG and Bosch in Clayton or Delphi Australia in Clayton South, all within the Clayton electorate  which are  Toyota supply chain businesses will have job security into the future”, Hong Lim said.

“While Ted Baillieu plays the part-time Premier, there are now hundreds more local workers and their families facing an uncertain future.

“After 14 months in office Mr Baillieu has little to show local families on his election commitment to deliver a jobs plan for local families holding mortgages as well as facing increased costs of living.

“While there are national and international factors affecting the economy, Mr Baillieu has a special responsibility to support local jobs and investment.

“Under the previous Labor government, Victoria was the powerhouse of jobs creation in Australia.

“The states manufacturing industry is the largest employer of Victorians, and under the Baillieu Government more than 20,000 jobs alone have already been lost from the industry.”

Mr Baillieu needs to give a guarantee to employees at these local businesses that his government is doing everything it can to ensure their job security into the future Hong Lim said.

“The local motor component industry employs many local people and families deserve to know if their employment is guaranteed into the future.

“Being Premier is more than just governing for Liberal-held seats – Mr Baillieu needs to ensure all local communities are supported.”

 

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