Today Senator Helen Polley called on State and Federal Liberal Government’s to do everything within their power to work with Bradken Foundry to save 100 jobs at Youngtown in Launceston.

“If these 100 jobs go this will be shattering for the workers and their families and the local economy, Liberal State and Federal Members and Senator’s must work together with Bradken to ensure this company retains operations in Launceston,” Senator Polley said.      

Today, Bradken announced they would be restructuring the company and moving Launceston operations to Queensland, which will see 100 jobs lost.

“These workers, their families and the community are pleading with State and Federal Government’s to work with Bradken to resolve this situation so Northern Tasmania does not lose 100 jobs,” Senator Polley said.

Bradken is a profitable business in Launceston which supplies steel castings for manufacturing businesses in Tasmania.

“Today, State and Federal Liberal Members and Senators should be doing everything they can to save these jobs. Northern Tasmania cannot afford to lose these jobs. The flow on affect across the entire local economy will be devastating. Instead, the Liberal Federal Government is making dirty deals with the Greens to protect Australia’s richest companies keep their tax dealings secret,” Senator Polley said.

“Where is the Federal Member for Bass today? Last time I saw him he was doing a deal with the Greens and slagging Senator Nick McKim off from the House of Representatives.”

“Instead of selling out Australian’s and playing these childish games Mr. Nikolic should focus more on securing and saving jobs in Bass. He should be doing everything today to salvage these jobs, he should be talking Bradken employees, the union representing them and other State and Federal colleagues,” Senator Polley added.