CANBERRA – Workers at parts supplier plants across Australia are threatening a strike next week in support of union members locked in a contract dispute with Melbourne brake-manufacturer PBR Australia. PBR is offering a 15% pay rise over three years. The union is seeking an 18% raise, a shorter working week and guaranteed benefits. An Australian Mfg. Workers Union spokesman says talks with the Industrial Relations Commission have failed to end the stalemate. "We have said ...

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