Workers say "Disability: not for sale"

April 15, 2016
Hundreds of disability workers rallied in Melbourne on April 14 against the state government’s proposal to privatise disabilit

On April 14 hundreds of disability workers rallied in Melbourne against the state government's proposal to privatise disability services.

Privatisation will reduce service quality for people with a disability and make job security and wages and conditions less certain for disability workers.

Before being elected, Premier Daniel Andrews promised he would not contract out public sector disability services.

Lloyd Williams from the Health & Community Services union said: "Workers and people with disabilities have been betrayed by Daniel Andrews. The For Sale sign has gone up. Privatisation would cause a race to the bottom. It will force people out of the system which will decimate quality of care. It is not acceptable. We say disability: not for sale!"

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