Holden workers vote in favour of wages freeze

A ballot on changed employment conditions including a three-year wages freeze has been accepted by Holden workers.

Voting was held today, with workers at the company’s Elizabeth plant voting “yes”, after being warned by the AMWU and the car maker that not accepting cost savings, said to be worth $15 million a year, would mean the end of Holden’s manufacturing operations in Australia.

The ABC reports that the AMWU’s John Camillo said a clear majority voted in favour of the changes.