BALLARAT, Victoria – Bendix Brake Systems’ brake subsidary FMP Group locks out 500 of its 650 workers and threatens to relocate to Southeast Asia if Australia’s industrial disruptions continue. The move comes as the Australian Mfg. Workers Union warns of more stoppages in Victoria's manufacturing sector on July 3 in its campaign for new contracts(See related story: Aussie Union Threatens More Supplier Strikes). The lockout follows a decision by the union last week to impose ...

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