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Ford to sack 250 next week

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Up to 250 workers will be made to take redundancies at Ford Australia in Victoria early next week, according to reports.

News Corp reports that Ford claims the sackings will be the last before the car company ends manufacturing altogether in Australia in October 2016.

Production has slowed to 83 vehicles a day from 133 a day at the beginning of 2014 and 500 in the 1990s.

The AMWU has told Fairfax that workers would find out early next week who would be affected. Only 50 workers at the Geelong and Broadmeadows plants have accepted voluntary redundancy offers out of 300 offered.

Sales are down sharply since the announcement of the factory closures in May last year. Fairfax reports that sales of locally made Ford Falcon sedans and utes and Ford Territories totalled 29.550 last year. This is in comparison to 54.087 sold in 2009.

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