Why the Treasurer should celebrate higher labour costs

Holden is going to shut down in Australia, blaming high labour costs. The Holden 2011 EBA allows for trade employees to be paid between $1147 and $1547 a week, before allowances. Scarcely a fortune, but much more than the car industry pays workers in Thailand. Continue reading Why the Treasurer should celebrate higher labour costs

DETROITELAIDE?

Australia’s car industry is leaving the party. Ford has said its goodbyes, Holden hasn’t announced it as such but it has put on its jacket and is looking for its keys. Continue reading DETROITELAIDE?