The Miracle Workers Carers Union says it has received more than 1,200 complaints from workers who say they have been abused by car manufacturers and are being exploited by car dealerships.
The union, which represents more than 10,000 members, says it is in contact with industry workers, as well as some of the affected workers and is working to protect them.
Car manufacturers say they are not aware of any of the complaints.
“These are not just minor complaints, they are serious complaints,” an industry spokesperson told the ABC.
It is understood some of those complaints involve people in cars that were designed for a specific purpose.
Workers are concerned about the impact on their livelihoods if they do not have the ability to access the cars.
However, the spokesperson says the union will continue to monitor the situation closely.
Some workers in the industry say they do the work without compensation, and some are fearful that they may not be able to afford to buy a new car if they lose their job.
Industry representatives have said it is not fair that workers lose their jobs while they are receiving compensation.
They also claim the car industry has been forced to pay them more than they deserve.
But the union says car companies are not paying enough to cover their costs.
This is a very serious issue and we are calling for a fair deal, the Union’s head of trade union operations, Scott Hulme, said.
Labor is demanding fair compensation for workers affected by car manufacturing.
Under the Accord, car manufacturers will pay the union about $25,000 a day to help cover its costs.
Mr Hulmes statement says that amount will be reduced to $10,000 once the negotiations on a new agreement with the union are complete.
In a statement, Toyota Australia said it was aware of the union’s concerns and would provide more information about compensation payments to affected workers.
“Toyota Australia’s long-term commitment is to provide an adequate compensation package for affected workers, including fair remuneration for all of its workers,” the company said.
The Accord has been signed by the federal government, the Victorian Government and the ACT Government.
A spokesperson for the Australian Automobile Manufacturers Association (AAA) said it had not heard of any worker complaints relating to the Accord.