Ford is closing down its taxi plant and Holden’s own taxi plant is precarious.
Both companies have taken literally billions in handouts and subsidies all to feather-bed and support rapacious union labour.
In the past, Holden has misinformed us on its workers’ salaries, claiming the average worker earns $55,000….
While the Modern Award base salaries for vehicle builders are in the modest $37,000-$42,000 range, the base rates in Holden’s agreement are in the $60,000-$80,000 range. Add on to this loadings and penalties and I am comfortable betting that if Holden was compelled by government, as it should be, to produce the group certificates of workers, earnings would show in the $100,000 to $150,000 range. Read more »