Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



Sad Day as Holden has first ever forced redundancies

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has called today ‘a sad day for workers, for Adelaide and for Australia’ as Holden enacts its first ever forced redundancies in Australia.

“We knew this day was coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier for workers or the community,” said AMWU South Australian Secretary John Camillo. 

“Our focus today is helping members and their families get through this difficult time.

“We are also concerned about the immediate flow on effects into the components sector, which will now no doubt see job losses, and into the entire Adelaide community.”


AMWU State Secretary John Camillo will address the media and take questions

2pm | AMWU Office | 229 Greenhill Rd, Dulwich


  • There will be 270 full time positions made redundant by end of the week;
  • Not all redundancies will be forced – the exact number of forced and voluntary will be known later today, but the union expects around 90 will be forced;
  • This is the first time any forced redundancies have been made by Holden in Australia;
  • 270 positions is approx. 20% of Holden’s workforce.


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