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Downturn in global car industry to blame for glass job losses

Post Time:Jan 22,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:182

The Geelong Advertiser's Julie McNamara quizzed CSR building products chief operating officer John Hodgkinson [Jan. 22]hours after he told 115 automotive glass production workers their jobs would be made redundant in June.

Hodgkinson said although news the Geelong and Laverton glass production facilities was not a great surprise for workers, it was still a tough task to deliver the news.Q: What are the prospects of Viridian employees being re-employed in any similar trade?A: "CSR will be looking to try and place some of those people in its other businesses and will also be working with them on out-placement and trade training for alternate jobs.''Q: What is the package the workers are getting?A: "There's an agreed redundancy announcement which is fair and appropriate. On top of that we will offer out-placement, trade training and financial planning assistance. It's a very fair approach and effectively they've been given six months notice.''

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