GM Holden Ltd. and the Australian Mfg. Workers Union are headed for confrontation in a dispute over 400 of the 1,400 layoffs the auto maker has announced as it cuts production to two shifts a day from three. The union says there could be industrial action (strikes, work slowdowns) if GM Holden doesn’t accept its plan to reduce the job losses. "When (Holden) announced the third shift in 2003, there were only 1,000 people (added). Now they want to get rid of 1,400," union state secretary ...

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