Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union


Electric Car Plant would be a boon for Holden Site

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has strongly welcomed news that GFC Alliance boss Mr Sanjeev Gupta is considering investing in an electric car plant at the Holden site in Elizabeth, South Australia.


“Any investment in manufacturing is welcome and electric cars are the future,” said AMWU State Secretary John Camillo.

“We have highly skilled, former Holden workers who would be ready to start at a moment’s notice.

“I can’t think of a better use for the iconic Holden site – and better future employment for our Holden workers – than an future-driven electric car plant.

“We’ve been happy to work with Mr Gupta at the Whyalla steelworks and we’d be keen to work with him again.

“Right now, our state and federal governments need to be jumping on the phone with Mr Gupta to offer their support to this idea. We know that the SA Government is on board – where does the federal government stand?  

“It is reported that the Prime Minister has met with Mr Gupta about his plans. Now is the time for Mr Turnbull to announce he’s supporting this project and doing everything he can to make it happen.”


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