"If necessary I will fly to Ford's head office to take this conversation to them," he said.
The historic company said declining sales were to blame for the cuts, to be shared by Geelong and Broadmeadows, and has not ruled out further job losses.
the operations, and if there are major disruptions we may need to go and re evaluate that plan," Mr Sherwood said.
"The current government talks about job creation but we haven't seen any and we're losing jobs fast."
Mayor Darryn Lyons said the $10 billion defence contract to build and maintain combat vehicles would provide the best possible transition from the end of the iconic car company.
Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood said the cuts were the result of declining demand for Falcon and Territory models and he could not rule out further job losses.
Cr Lyons said he would seek assurances from Ford Australia that it will continue manufacturing until the promised 2016 closure.
"A lot of countries support their car companies yet Australia is the only one that seems to want to give it away," he said.
"They're not saying how many of the jobs will go from Geelong.
"There's a lot of long teemers left and a survey found 96 per cent of us wanted to stay 'til the end," the AMWU delegate said.
"The Ford site could be a major opportunity for Geelong we need to know the company's plans so we can make strategic decisions now that would enable us to capitalise on this opportunity.
"I'm sure Ford have a separate land sales department but we're hearing nothing and it's not good enough.
got to turn this around, we're not getting the answers we should be getting."
Geelong Advertiser understands the two plants produce about 135 cars a day, which will reduce to less than 100 in June.
"Geelong's manufacturing capability and expertise in advanced materials research and manufacture ideally places Geelong to fulfil the Land 400 contract."
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Ford has not yet revealed how many jobs will go at each site, though Geelong Advertiser understands the company will look for voluntary redundancies from Geelong's casting and engine plants.
"That's always been there intent but that's not set in concrete," he said.
"Ford and Avalon are possible sites, we can act quickly compared to others," he said.
Ford senior shop steward Tony Anderson, who has worked at Ford's Geelong plant for more than 30 years, said workers were not happy.
said the news casts serious doubt on whether workers will make it to the previously announced October 2016 closure.
"It's a slap in the face."
Cr Lyons said Enterprise Geelong had also been in discussions with "boutique" car manufacturers which welcomed the existing infrastructure on offer.
Mr Anderson said 13 extra down days were also scheduled between now and June.
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AMWU vehicle division secretary Dave smith said there was no guarantees that Ford would stay until 216.
"We don't want a decaying site, we're not prepared to accept it," he said.
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