The Andrews Government has announced they are seeking to privatise Victoria public disability services.
This decision will cut important service choices for people with disabilities and undermine the quality of support for at-risk people. In particular, this decision risks disrupting the continuity of support for many people with disabilities currently living in public sector accommodation.
Privatisation will lower wages and conditions for over 5000 already low paid workers, as a result, many staff will be forced to leave the sector.
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May 20, 2017
HACSU takes the fight against privatisation to the Labor Party Conference.
Our action began with families and workers standing side by side demanding that Victorian Labor stop it's privatisation plans. This will hurt at-risk people in our community.
The action continued on the conference floor, when HACSU moved a motion calling on the Government to stick to its election promises and remain in service provision. The Minister for Disability, Martin Foley MP , spoke against HACSU's resolution, only to be silenced by the conference floor for failing to defend the indefensible. Privatisation is not good policy and it certainly doesn't reflect Labor values!
Congratulations to all members for their efforts in this campaign, we are in for a fight, but it's an important fight, not only for our careers, but for the people we support every day.
Across Victoria, Public Disability workers are taking protected stop work action in pursuit of a new EBA to protect against the Andrews government's plans to privatise the sector!
Prime7 coverage of stop work action in Wangaratta on February 23, 2017.