Government decision on employment services likely to cause thousands of redundancies, and cuts to other community services
The ASU calls upon the minister to immediately:
- Audit the likely impact of the decision on the employment of staff
- Determine where the changes to employment services are likely to impact broader delivery of community services
- Establish mechanisms to ensure that staff displaced from services which will be stripped of their contracts have preference of employment in new services.
- Agree to provide additional funds to services that will be forced to cut other programs as a result of having employment services removed.
In the midst of a global economic crisis it is totally unacceptable for a Labor government to be restructuring its services in a way which will make thousands of staff redundant.
Not only will staff be made redundant but in addition the services that are being delivered to the most vulnerable and the increasing number of unemployed are likely to be cut.
ACT - The Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra
SA - ASU Office, 5-9 Rundle St, Kent Town
QLD - Trades and Labour Council, 16 Peel St, South Brisbane
NSW - Trades Hall Auditorium, Unions NSW, 377-383 Sussex St, Sydney
VIC - Victorian Trades Hall Council, New Council Chambers, Corner Victoria and Lygon Sts, Carlton South
WA - ASU Building, 102 East Parade, East Perth
TAS - ASU Office, 265 Macquarie Street, Hobart
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