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Ford Australia will sack up to 200 workers at its two Victorian factories, according to the AMWU, after insufficient numbers took voluntary redundancies.
As reported last week, the car maker had plans to shed 300 jobs this month, and a number of workers will be told that they will be taking forced redundancies.
The ABC reports that the AMWU believes workers will be told individually today, and Ford had put a lot of planning into the process.
“How can you tell somebody that they've lost their job in the right way?” the union’s Dave Smith told the ABC.
“But they've tried to treat the workers with the dignity and respect they deserve.”
Smith said he could not criticise Ford for the way it treated its employees, but the news was very disappointing.