Car makers confident of saving Autodom jobs

There is new hope for more than 400 workers at car parts manufacturer Autodom.

The company was placed into voluntary administration at the weekend after it stood down workers in Victoria and South Australia last week.

The firm blamed a slowdown in vehicle production.

Holden says it is confident an industry-led solution that has been arranged by car manufacturers will see employees return to work.

The deal will also minimise any disruptions to production.

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union's Leigh Diehm says the aim is to get the factories operating again.

"We need to be working with the administrators and the car companies to ensure that they can go through this administration and keep the doors open and the machinery running," he said.

Without a deal, Holden and Ford face shortages of parts.

An announcement on the company's future is expected today.

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