by S Lowe 5THE FM’s newsonline wattlerangenow
Today is the second day of escalated industrial action by United Voice members across the South Australian public sector. United Voice members at Millicent Hospital and Sheoak Lodge will be attending a stop work meeting from 12:30 to 2:30.
- A step by step process for dealing with changes to workforce composition, including cuts to services;
- A commitment to no new privatisation, contracting out and outsourcing in the new Agreement; and
- A fair wage increase.
United Voice members are very concerned that the SA Government has not committed to a step by step process for dealing with changes to workforce composition, including cuts to services.
United Voice Branch Secretary David Di Troia said, “The Government has so far made no commitments against cutting or outsourcing services in the public sector. I see no reason for the Government to reject a process for dealing with changes in job numbers, or to refuse to commit to no outsourcing or privatisation.
Their ongoing rejection of fair job security for public sector workers raises real concerns as to whether they plan to make significant cuts to public services in the near future.”
United Voice members at Millicent Hospital and Sheoak Lodge will be attending a stop work meeting from 12:30 to 2:30.
Source:- Press release from United Voice. http://www.unitedvoice.org.au/press-releases/members-walk-the-job-millicent
Statement from SA Health provided to 5THE FM SAID:-
United Voice commenced industrial action across the state on 19 February 2015 as a result of Enterprise Bargaining negotiations. Patient care has not been compromised as a result of this action.