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AMWU: 400 Autodom jobs still at risk

The 400 workers at Autodom face an uncertain future, says the AMWU, with nobody coming forward to buy the car parts maker.

The union says that no attempt has been made to put the company on the market since it was placed in receivership on November 6. It is currently being controlled by McGrathNicol.  There was speculation that the company, which has seven subsidiaries, may have been split into parts and these sold off individually.

"There has been no move by the administrators or the receivers to sell the business or parts of the business," the AMWU’s Steve Dargavel told AAP.

"They have been working on getting car parts out to the car companies, but that isn't doing anything to secure the jobs for these people after Christmas."

There is no date set for second creditors meeting.

Holden and Ford recently announced that they would act as guarantors for Autodom’s debts, and it has been noted that the results of Autodom disappearing would be catastrophic for Australian car manufacturers.


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