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Public lose with service jobs cuts and job insecurity
UnionsWA has commented on the announcement today by Premier Barnett of 1,000 public sector job losses including forced redundancies.
Meredith Hammat, Secretary UnionsWA said:
“The loss of a thousand jobs will be bad for the WA economy and mean poorer public services for WA’s growing population
“WA’s population is growing by around 73,000 a year.
“Our health, education, transportation and other public services are under great pressure, which can only now get worse.”
“Those who need public services will have to wait longer or go without.
“Those remaining to support and deliver services will also be under pressure.
“Legislation to force redundancies will have a permanent and long term impact on public sector recruitment.
“Insecure work will make it harder to attract and retain skilled people needed for the delivery of modern services.
“Increasing employment separation package payments will be welcomed by some experienced and older public sector workers who have planned for early retirement, but for those who need work to pay a mortgage, a few extra weeks’ pay just isn’t enough.
”Today’s announcement also included a decision by the Barnett Government to implement a cap on its wages bill.  This will make public sector employment rec recruitment and retention even harder.”

UnionsWA has commented on the announcement today by Premier Barnett of 1,000 public sector job losses including forced redundancies.
Meredith Hammat, Secretary UnionsWA said:


“The loss of a thousand jobs will be bad for the WA economy and mean poorer public services for WA’s growing population

“WA’s population is growing by around 73,000 a year.

“Our health, education, transportation and other public services are under great pressure, which can only now get worse.”

“Those who need public services will have to wait longer or go without.

“Those remaining to support and deliver services will also be under pressure.

“Legislation to force redundancies will have a permanent and long term impact on public sector recruitment.  

“Insecure work will make it harder to attract and retain skilled people needed for the delivery of modern services.

“Increasing employment separation package payments will be welcomed by some experienced and older public sector workers who have planned for early retirement, but for those who need work to pay a mortgage, a few extra weeks’ pay just isn’t enough.

”Today’s announcement also included a decision by the Barnett Government to implement a cap on its wages bill.  This will make public sector employment recruitment and retention even harder.”

 
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