Hunter workers join Sydney disability services rally – The Newcastle Herald

Feb 15, 2017

The Newcastle Herald’s Ian Kirkwood joined the PSA bus convey from the Hunter to yesterday’s rally in Sydney.

Read the full The Newcastle Herald article HERE.

Public Service Association members protest in Tamworth over privatisation of disability sector – The Northern Daily

Feb 15, 2017

Members in Tamworth stood up against the privatisation of disability services.

National’s MP, Kevin Anderson: “It is not fair to leave vulnerable people with reduced or non-existent care.”

What’s “not fair” Kevin is the dismantling of an entire professional sector leaving NSW as the only state in Australia with no Government safety net and throwing the care of people with disability into free fall.

Read the full The Northern Daily article HERE.

Bathurst disability services workers rally against privatisation – The Western Advocate

Feb 15, 2017

Members in Bathurst took a stand on Valentine’s Day in the fight to save public disability services.

Read the full The Western Advocate article HERE.

Privatised NSW Home Care service has big problems say clients – The Herald

Feb 13, 2017

Clients in the privatised Home Care Service in the Hunter region are far from impressed with the level and quality of care post privatisation.

The Government washing its hands and walking away from some of society’s most vulnerable was the PSA’s concern regarding Home Care and remains a great concern for disability services.

Read the full The Herald article HERE.

PSA Housing concerns aired on TV

Feb 8, 2017

PSA Assistant General Secretary Troy Wright was on the mid North coast on 7 February and highlighted the PSA’s concerns about the sell off of Housing NSW on Prime TV.

Not only did the member for Coffs’ Andrew Fraser respond to our concerns but said “Why its happened [the sell off of Housing NSW] is we were the most efficient area in the state and therefore more attractive for community service providers to pick up the contracts.”

Couldn’t have scripted that better ourselves.

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