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Toyota sackings

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MrBurns, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. MrBurns

    MrBurns Well-Known Member

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    Not only are they sacked but they're told they're no good as well, charming.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-16/toyota-begins-cutting-staff/3951824
     
  2. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck!

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  3. CanOz

    CanOz Every day above ground is a stellar day!

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    That's not good to see that many people terminated at one time...ever.

    If there is a bright spot, Toyota is legendary for teaching employees valuable skills such as Lean Sigma, 5S etc. I hope they can be resourceful and leverage those valuable skills as well as the practical knowledge from the line to help them find new jobs.

    CanOz
     
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    Quite clever really - puts the ones still there on their toes.
    So they might work better and production may stay the same with less workers.
    Not good for our economy, but that's business.
     
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    I now eagerly await an announcement from AusGov that taxpayers are gonna give Toyota another $XXX million dollars.
     
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    I think we should sack their cars because they just aren't good enough.
     
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    According to my comrades at the ABC the extra security was requested by the union which had also agreed to the criteria for the redundancies i.e absenteeism, skills etc. With a 100 week payout I think Toyota has to be applauded,2 years pay for non performers.
     
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    Now now now, my old toyota Hilux just keeps plodding along delivering beds and furniture to needy families.

    Another bad day for workers and their families.

    In the last few years just west of there they have built homes on wonderful vegetable growing land. I know what will be more needed in the long term.

    What I say is all a bit of a contradiction in some ways but folks we are heading into tough times.
     
  9. MrBurns

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    2 years pay !!! there will be as rush to the exit in that case.

    Few beers going down this week no doubt, pain wont hit till the money runs out.
     
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    I cant see it any other way.........good times are over, now it's payback time.
     
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    For a moment, put yourself in the shoes of a Toyota worker who is suddenly 'put on his toes' due to several of his colleagus being retrenched - exactly how are YOU going to work better to become more efficient? Overtime??? What a joke.
     
  12. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck!

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    100s of them in Adelaide.
    Mitsubishi -------
    Many still haven't found work yet
    Many have.
    The associated trades supplying them will be next.

    Many many many small businesses go to the wall every month
    Way way more than 350 people lose their job.
    What about them?
     
  13. MrBurns

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    Doesnt make this any less tragic, Australia is looking down the barrel of a recession.
     
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    Things aren't good in Vic, SA or Tas that's for sure. The latter two are in recession already, and Vic doesn't look too great either.

    Business is business though and I do accept that sometimes things like this are necessary. That said, the means by which Toyota has gone about it brings back memories of a few horror mass sackings in the 90's and it's a pretty rotten way of doing business.:2twocents
     
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    I think Vic may also be in recession, I agree that Toyota handled this disgracefully.
     
  16. Julia

    Julia In Memoriam

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    No need to wait, sinner. Our esteemed prime minister has apparently already declared that the government (taxpayer) will be there for the Toyota sacked workers.

    Exactly. Why is there apparently something special about car making that obliges the taxpayer to subsidise it?
     
  17. Glen48

    Glen48 Money can't buy Poverty

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    Toyota have released 500 LFA @ $375K USD each and lose money on each one, Chev Volt cost the US taxpayer 250K each, not sure how much each Manaro/ Chev Cruz cost the OZ taxpayer be all taxpayers are being shafted.
    At least the new Toyota's from Japan is radio active.
     
  18. CanOz

    CanOz Every day above ground is a stellar day!

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    Oh boy, SCM ain't gonna be happy about this if he doesnt like helping the homeless!

    ;)
     
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    'Apparently' does not = fact.

    Those retrenched have been compensated accordingly by Toyota. The package they received, which seems generous to some, is industry standard, and there is no requirement for monetary compensation by the government to cover any shortfall.

    As far as the issue of whether the car industry deserves special recognition and assistance from the government (I think there was a recent thread on this matter) I am formly in the 'yes' camp. Proof of its value came with the news overnight that Holden is to design cars for China. They are able to do so because of the skills and expertise within the Australian auto industry, so it is well worth saving IMHO.
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/ho...-melbourne-plant/story-fn6bfkm6-1226329274509
     
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    I heard they're only getting 3 months pay, not near enough.
     
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