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Oh what a feeling, no future!

We throw away last season’s clothes, older-model cars and mobile phones that are out of date. But is our disposable society starting to throw away workers? Last week Toyota laid off 350 workers from its Altona plant in Melbourne. It did so in a way that showed a total disrespect for their dignity as people. I accept that it may have been necessary for Toyota to reduce its workforce – times are tough for manufacturing – but I do not accept that it was necessary to publicly humiliate them.
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Toyota Australia axes 350 jobs

Vehicles / Cars : Car Advice (3 years ago)

  Toyota Australia has axed 350 employees at its Altona plant in Melbourne, blaming the decision on current market conditions that include a high Australian dollar. The move to cut staff at the plant where it builds Camry and Aurion... Read Post

Union: Toyota Australia’s handling of sackings ‘a disgrace’

Vehicles / Cars : Car Advice (2 years ago)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) says Toyota Australia’s handling of the sacking of 350 employees from its Altona production plant in Melbourne has set the relationship between the two organisations back decades. A... Read Post

Toyota Australia workers to strike at Altona tomorrow

Vehicles / Cars : Car Advice (3 years ago)

Around 3200 Toyota Australia employees will walk off the job tomorrow morning as they push for larger pay increases. Production workers at the Altona manufacturing plant in Melbourne will strike for 24 hours, beginning at 7am on Fri... Read Post


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