Gayle Tierney MP for Western Victoria, today welcomed the Brumby and Rudd Governments’ announcement which will save 600 Geelong jobs at the Ford engine plant.
Ms Tierney today met with Ford workers at the Geelong engine plant to share their enthusiasm for a brighter future.
“Today’s announcement will result in 600 jobs being saved in Geelong,
“The next step is to build on that and start creating jobs in the industry.
“The Rudd Government’s Green Car Plan provides certainty for business and I am hoping Ford use this certainty and continue to invest in Geelong,” Ms Tierney said.
Ms Tierney, with her twenty year involvement in Geelong manufacturing and particularly with Ford said “This is a big vote of confidence in the workforce at Ford and Geelong in general”.
“This is a much needed boost for manufacturing in Geelong, there will be a huge number of Geelong families with smiles on their faces today,” Ms Tierney said.