Statement On BAE Systems
The Government is once again thinking of 99 workers who finished at Williamstown today.
They haven’t lost their jobs because they’re not highly skilled.
They haven’t lost their jobs because BAE wants to get rid of them.
They have lost their jobs because Tony Abbott has let them down.
Tony Abbott could have prevented these job losses.
He could have directed that the Offshore Patrol Vessels needed by the Australian Navy be built by BAE.
This directed build would mean these workers would keep their jobs.
It’s time for the Tony Abbott and Kevin Andrews explain to these highly skilled workers and their families what assistance they will provide to help them find new jobs.