Murray Goulburn has announced that there will be a loss of approximately 70 manufacturing jobs across their Koroit, Cobram, Maffra and Leongatha sites.
Labor is dismayed by the news of further job losses at Murray Goulburn and our thoughts are with the workers, their families, and communities at this difficult time with Christmas just around the corner.
Labor has been calling on the Coalition Government and Murray Goulburn to act on the ongoing crisis in our dairy industry for over 12 months.
The impact of the Coalition Government’s neglect is now being felt, with dwindling milk supplies leading to the closure of manufacturing facilities in Tasmania and Victoria in May, and now these further job losses.
Astonishingly, while dairy farmers and factory workers face job losses, Murray Goulburn management continue to enjoy the high life.
The ongoing saga at Murray Goulburn highlights the need for greater accountability for management.
Labor calls on the Turnbull Coalition Government to do all it can to look after the retrenched workers.
Sadly, if the Turnbull Government had acted on the crisis in our dairy industry over 12 months ago, as Labor has been calling for, these jobs in these regions may have been saved.