Toyota Australia strike results in layoffs MELBOURNE — Toyota Motor Corp. Australian Ltd. lays off some 3,000 workers over an industrial dispute that halts production at its Melbourne vehicle manufacturing plants. The production workers were laid off when maintenance workers went on strike after contract negotiations became deadlocked over pay rates. The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union says while Toyota offered a 10.5% pay increase over 30 months, the union is seeking 21% ...

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