Relocation leads to unemployment

Australian Weaving Mills (AWM) has planned to relocate the weaving division of the company from Devonport in Tasmania to Wangaratta in Victoria.

This move will result in the loss of more than 30 jobs in Devonport.

Today, the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union met the management to discuss about the closure of the preparation department, the ABC news reports.

Employees have been worried about finding new jobs considering the number of jobs being axed in forestry, vegetable industry, public services, and manufacturing, reports the Advocate.

The decline in retail, trading and cost pressures were likely to be affecting the company’s functions.

AWM will offer redundancy packages to the affected employees.

The company has received aid from state government to secure jobs in the past.