To: John Barilaro, Leader of the NSW National Party, Deputy Premier of New South Wales, the Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills

It's time to protect regional jobs

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It's time to protect regional jobs

I am deeply concerned about job losses in regional New South Wales, particularly those job losses that may occur when Essential Energy start to slash good, secure well-paying jobs at Essential Energy. If Essential Energy is allowed to slash these regional jobs it will cause huge problems for local communities across regional NSW. You have the ability to step in and stop your own Government Organisation from devastating large and small regional communities by these job losses.

In your pre-election press release you declared "I will always lead the charge in protecting local electricity jobs."

I am asking you to not stand by and allow these massive job losses to occur, I am asking you to take whatever action you can and must do to protect regional communities and these jobs.

As a voter, I along with other concerned individuals will be watching very closely what you do to save these jobs at Essential Energy.

Why is this important?

We all know people living in Country New South Wales struggle at the best of times, with the Liberal/National Party cutting funding for Hospitals, Schools, and Roads along with carrying out forced amalgamations of local Councils.

THESE CUTS MEAN A LOSS OF REGIONAL JOBS.

To add to the struggles in regional NSW, the Nationals and Liberal Parties are standing by doing nothing to SAVE REGIONAL JOBS, where the Government Owned electricity provider Essential Energy will set out to slash its workforce by some 1600 regional jobs by mid-2019.

What can the National Party do: stand up to the Liberal party, and fight for regional NSW and save regional jobs and stop their own Government organisation from slashing regional jobs.

How it will be delivered

We will send John Barilaro, Leader of the NSW National Party your signed petition


Reasons for signing

  • The loss of jobs in the regional area is hurting our community and families.
  • The lose of services and jobs I regional areas needs to stop. NSW is a large state that encompasses more than a 200km radius of Sydney.
  • My husband works for Essential Energy in a Regional and remote area. We have a young family and elderly parents whom aren't well. If he was to be made redundant it would mean that we would have to relocate for employment opportunities or he would be working & living away from his family. Not a choice we as a family would make but would be forced to.

Updates

2017-01-09 13:02:45 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-12-15 15:16:35 +1100

500 signatures reached

2016-12-15 08:25:45 +1100

100 signatures reached

2016-12-15 08:10:11 +1100

50 signatures reached

2016-12-15 08:04:12 +1100

25 signatures reached

2016-12-14 22:03:01 +1100

10 signatures reached