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To: Sutherland Shire Council's Mayor, Councillors, General Manager and Executive Directors.
SUTHERLAND COUNCIL - DON'T SELL OFF OUR PUBLIC CHILDCARE CENTRES!
As signatories we say to Sutherland Shire Council: DON'T SELL-OFF OF OUR PUBLIC EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTRES!
We are asking:
1. Sutherland Shire Council must make public any plans to sell-off its Council-run early childhood education centres!
2. Sutherland Shire Council must publicly commit to halting any plans and protecting its early childhood education centres and these Council jobs. Privatisation of essential council services in a cost-of-living crisis won't serve our community!
3. Sutherland Shire Council makes a public commitment to ensuring these council-run centres remain in Council's hands in the future.
4. For transparency and community assurance, the General Manager and Councillors hold and attend a public forum on the issue.
Why is this important?
If these services are outsourced, the Sutherland Shire community will lose out. These quality early education places will be lost, and families will suffer dramatic increases to fees and their cost of living.
The hard-working early childhood educators will also lose their secure Council jobs and conditions.
These Council-run services also set the standard against greedy for-profit childcare centres, what will happen without them?
The General Manager and Councillors have refused to come clean and let Shire residents know what they are doing. What is Council secretly planning?
The USU says these council services must not be lost to the community.
As signatories we say:
DON'T SELL OFF OUR PUBLIC CHILDCARE CENTRES!