Unions officially launch The Public Good Campaign
Union leaders have joined forces (at a safe physical distance) to launch The Public Good campaign at Parliament House.
Led by UnionsWA and public sector unions, The Public Good campaign will highlight the prominent and positive role the public sector workforce has on the lives of Western Australians — a role that has been even more evident during the COVID-19 crisis.
While many Western Australians played their part by staying home during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak — thousands of public sector workers continued to provide unwavering critical services to the WA community.
CPSU/CSA proud to support The Public Good
Speaking at the launch, CPSU/CSA Branch Secretary, Rikki Hendon said the CPSU/CSA is proud to support the campaign and applauded public sector workers for making sure that Western Australian’s needs are met while working for the public good every day.
"We know over the last 3 months, public sector workers have been integral to the state being successful in fighting COVID-19, and we know that public sector workers have made sure that we had an efficient and effective response that maintained public service delivery when it's been needed the most."
It's really important that we stop and reflect on that important work and recognise that it needs real investments from the government and real support from our community as well… after years and years of cutbacks of public sector workers in Western Australia.
Unions WA Secretary, Meredith Hammat says The Public Good campaign will emphasise the need for a strong public sector and why we need to resist privatisation and cuts to essential public services.
“It’s often when emergencies occur that we realise how much we rely on public services. In a catastrophic fire or extreme weather events, we rely on firefighters and emergency services.
The current pandemic has highlighted the importance of our health, hospital and other services.
Our public sector workforce is dynamic, flexible, and responsive to ever-changing circumstances in WA. They sometimes receive thanks from the government, but they deserve more than that for their contribution.