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To: NSW Government
Cleaners deserve jobs we can count on!
BREAKING – the NSW government are opening the contract tender for school cleaning, and it’s bad news for cleaners like me.
We’re asking the Minister for Finance, Victor Dominello, for cleaning jobs we can count on.
We’re not asking for much – just a jobs and hours guarantee in the school cleaning contract so we don’t lose our jobs and can still pay the bills, and protections against dodgy subcontractors.
Why is this important?
I'm Judith, and I've been a cleaner for a long time. I've never seen anything like this.
In the government's proposed new contract, there’s no jobs guarantee – meaning 7,000 cleaners could lose their jobs in a year.
Even worse, we could be forced to re-apply for our old jobs on short term contracts, with reduced pay and no chance to accrue leave.
There’s no hours guarantee – so we won’t be able to keep state schools and public buildings clean, and we’re facing hour cuts which we can’t afford.
And the government is weakening protections around sub-contracting - this takes us down the route of cleaners in Victoria, who are seeing illegal contracts, dodgy operators and wage theft!
The government is trying to rush things through behind closed doors. In October the contract tender will be finalised and the shortlist of companies locked in – so it’s crucial we speak out now before it’s too late.
Add your name to tell Minister Dominello to stop attacking cleaners - the more of us who speak out together, the louder our voices are!