More than 1,200 workers at Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd.’s Geelong and Campbellfield plants in Victoria are idled after a strike at a parts supplier hampers vehicle production. The action was taken after 240 workers at plastics manufacturer Venture Industries Australia Pty. Ltd. went on strike following failed negotiations over voluntary redundancies. Ford uses the just-in-time manufacturing process with Venture and was affected within 20 minutes of the start of the strike. “The ...
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