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Old 02-04-2004, 04:49   #1 (permalink)
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Holden staff want pay rise

Interesting, best time to ask for a rise is when things are running hot

http://news.com.au/common/story_page...55E421,00.html
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Fair enough I reckon, too. If the company is making all this money then surely some of it should be passed onto the people who make it happen (and I don't mean senior management either who just sit on their dates all day).
If Hamburglar can get his one-off fully sick customised Monaro as a retiring pressie then give the workers something.

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Exactly go for it i say. They have been working their butts off. Holden has been making good profits so reward the people who have done the hard yards.
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Re: Holden staff want pay rise

That's fair enough, but it is interesting to note that Holden workers on the assembly line are the second highest earning workers in the car manufacturing business in the world behind Mercedes Benz.
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Old 02-04-2004, 16:42   #5 (permalink)
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yeah reward em god dman it!!!

they make the cars they should get paid more..
well more then those whom sit on bums and do nothing cause they have secretary's etc to do it all...

pay the real ppl (hard workers)what they deserve..
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18% over three years?!?!?! You have got to be joking!!!!

Inflation running at around 2-3%, and these are people who are able to buy discount cars for themselves and family members, many of them selling them at a profit soon after buying them.

They are hardly hard done by, hardly underpaid and an 18% payrise is one sure way of ensuring that Australian Manufacturing (Holden) becomes increasingly uncompetitive on the global stage. And what then?? What happens when it becomes much, much cheaper to produce Commodores in Brazil or China or anywhere else.

A fair and equitable pay rise?? DEFINITELY and good luck to them!!

But this is outright Greed and demonstrates no long term appreciation of just how delicately placed Australian manufacturing is.
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If I had to go to work every day and work on Holden shit, I would want a pay rise too.
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The company would have the cash to pay them higher wages as they certainly aren't putting it into developement of the Commodore.

It's the same car virtually unchanged that they have been dishing up for nearly 15 years.
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18% over three years?!?!?! You have got to be joking!!!!

What happens when it becomes much, much cheaper to produce Commodores in Brazil or China or anywhere else..
I would suggest it is already cheaper to produce anything in these countries then in Australia and in particular in China where the labour costs are a fraction of ours. Our cost of living is not comparable to these countries so why should workers be screwed and told that their salaries are so much higher then overseas workers and hence trim their pay increase demands. Even with executive salaries, the same position in Sydney will pay more then in Adelaide because the cost of living in each state is taken into account.
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