The slow death of the Australian auto-manufacturing industry continues next week with Ford set to lay off up to 250 workers. The job losses will be imposed on workers because a voluntary-redundancy program failed to attract sufficient numbers, The Age newspaper in Melbourne reports Ford plans to cut 300 workers – a third of its workforce in the state of Victoria – in order to match production with falling demand. Only 50 workers opted for the voluntary-redundancy package. A ...

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