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Ford sacks 200 plus workers

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

MELBOURNE - More than 200 Ford workers at the company's Victorian plants have been sacked after a slump in car sales and cuts to production.

The Geelong and Broadmeadows plants were shut for the day on Friday as 212 devastated workers were told during one-on-one meetings they would be going home without a job.

One sacked assembly plant worker who had worked at Ford for more than a decade said it was unfair to be let go with no reason given.

"Yeah (it's a) shock. I'm young and fit," the worker, who didn't want to be named, told AAP.

"Life's gone, you know.

"I feel bad, but what can you do, you know?"

Other workers who kept their jobs, such as shop floor worker Ronald Landverde, said watching colleagues lose theirs was stressful.

Ford Australia president and chief executive Bob Graziano said it was a difficult day for all Ford employees.





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