CANBERRA – Australian vehicle production, so far, has not suffered as thousands of workers at some 15 automotive parts makers walk off the job over stalled negotiations for new contracts. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union says contracts covering about a dozen workplaces expired in March and no new agreements have been struck. Union officials notified the companies of the stoppages as part of a campaign to secure an agreement. The walkouts range from four to 24 hours. ...

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