Pilkington Glass to close Adelaide plant

Adelaide's Pilkington Glass decorating plant has announced it is closing after a 70 year history in the city.

The company says 100 plant workers will lose their jobs and the first redundancies will be offered in September.Pilkington Glass says cut price offshore manufacturers and the increased value of the Australian dollar have made it uncompetitive.Company general manager in Adelaide, Leigh Twining, says all staff will be offered generous redundancy packages.The Australian Workers Union says it is disappointed workers are not getting the same support the Federal Government offered to workers in other failed industries.State secretary Wayne Hanson said: "We get no expressions of interest from John Howard to support these workers to the same extent that he was prepared to support workers in the vehicle building industry".Job losses will begin in September and the plant will close by December.Adelaide's Pilkington Glass decorating plant has announced it is closing after a 70 year history in the city.

The company says 100 plant workers will lose their jobs and the first redundancies will be offered in September.

Pilkington Glass says cut price offshore manufacturers and the increased value of the Australian dollar have made it uncompetitive.

Company general manager in Adelaide, Leigh Twining, says all staff will be offered generous redundancy packages.

The Australian Workers Union says it is disappointed workers are not getting the same support the Federal Government offered to workers in other failed industries.

State secretary Wayne Hanson said: "We get no expressions of interest from John Howard to support these workers to the same extent that he was prepared to support workers in the vehicle building industry".

Job losses will begin in September and the plant will close by December.

600450 Pilkington Glass to close Adelaide plant glassonweb.com
Date: 12 July 2004
Source: Abc.net

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