CANBERRA – Ford Motor Co. Australia Ltd.'s contract with the Australian Mfg. Workers Union expired last week, and workers are threatening work stoppages beginning July 16. The union is seeking a pay increase of 7% annually in a 3-year contract. A Ford spokesman says negotiations are continuing, and it is hoped a settlement can be reached before the stop-work meetings begin. Meantime, with 1,100 contracts expiring in the manufacturing sector, workers are holding to individual ...

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