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To: Rob Lucas, Treasurer, South Australia

Speak up for essential workers: Treasurer, frontline public sector workers deserve certainty!

South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas is attempting to slash the working conditions of essential public sector workers who are at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

United Workers Union members are cleaning hospitals, delivering meals to sick people, pushing beds to ICUs, caring for the elderly, caring for people living with a disability and doing everything they can to stop the spread of this pandemic while maintaining effective health services for South Australians.

Why is this important?

In light of the current crisis the public health system is facing, workers volunteered to roll over their current enterprise agreement, keeping the status quo, so that everyone can focus on delivering services and keeping the community safe.

Lucas and the Liberal Government have refused - in favour of attacking workers’ current conditions, including job security.

We call on the Treasurer to support essential workers who have been working tirelessly during this crisis by agreeing to rollover the enterprise agreement with a wage increase.

This action would provide essential public sector workers with the certainty they deserve and allow the Government to continue focussing on the health and wellbeing of South Australians during these unprecedented times.

Sign the petition NOW.


Reasons for signing

  • Of course I need to earn an income, one that keeps up with the cost of living. But importantly, care work needs to be compensated at a rate that attracts and retains a high quality workforce. If the pay isn't sufficient to provide a good standard of living, those with the skills and potential will move on to other jobs, leaving our loved ones in the care of people who do the work because they can't find anything better.
  • We need to support these workers
  • To stand up for our rights and to get a fair go !

Updates

2020-05-20 16:32:00 +1000

500 signatures reached

2020-05-11 17:36:44 +1000

100 signatures reached

2020-05-09 11:43:35 +1000

50 signatures reached

2020-05-08 20:43:44 +1000

25 signatures reached

2020-05-08 15:14:28 +1000

10 signatures reached