COLIN BARNETT MISSING (BUT CUTS 2000 JOBS)
Press Conference Today;
- Parliament House Steps
- Vision Opportunity: Hundreds of Milk Bottles with Colin Barnett’s face on them.
- Speaking: Secretary of CPSU/CSA Toni Walkington
BARNETT CUTS 2000 JOBS WHILE IN HIDING
40,000 public service workers were concerned for the welfare of Premier Colin Barnett, who appeared to be missing… Until yesterday when Treasury revealed his plan: To cut 2000 public service jobs.
Public service workers were angry at the Premier for refusing to meet or negotiate since they lodged their EBA claims on 17 November 2016, but now they can only conclude he was in hiding.
The CPSU/CSA is one, of only two Unions, which currently has open EBA negotiations with the Department of Commerce.
In previous elections, the Liberal Party was open to negotiations to help secure votes from public sector workers - this time round they are M.I.A.
Secretary Toni Walkington says Mr. Barnett must take responsibility for his decisions.
“Yesterday Mr. Barnett revealed the plan to cut another 2000 public sector jobs.
“This will dramatically weaken the public sector, which is already struggling after years of cuts, privatisation and recruitment freezes.
“Frankly it is unimaginable the devastating impact it would have for WA’s public services.
“We will lose valuable knowledge and skills from the sector, while the government engages new graduates on less money, but expecting them to do double the work.
“The Barnett government has one way to deal with their debt, cut the public sector.
“This will be on the top of member’s minds when they go to the polls on Saturday.
“Mr. Barnett has demonstrated that he is unable to manage the finances of this state and it’s time for someone else to have a go,” Ms. Walkington said.
Of course, Mr. Barnett has announced one new detail for the public service.
“Oh yes, apparently we are getting 100 new hotdesks… which no one asked for, or wants.”
Thanks Mr. Barnett