As many as 170,000 Australian manufacturing jobs will be lost if a free-trade agreement between China and Australia comes to fruition, an Australian Mfg. Workers Union report warns. Written by Pat Conroy, AMWU national projects officer, and Jim Stanford, senior economist for the Canadian Auto Workers union, the study argues the country’s manufacturing industry will be devastated, with the losses representing 15% of the sector’s total employment. Of the 170,000 jobs lost, 70,000 would be in ...

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