Keep Government Disability Services SA Can Count On

Keep Government Disability Services SA Can Count On

Hundreds of United Voice members have overwhelmingly rejected the State Liberal Government’s proposal to privatise Government disability services.

Members are committed to campaigning for Government disability services that South Australia Can Count On.

What’s happened so far

  • June 2018—Government announces their proposal to privatise supported community accommodation services and group homes.
  • 22 June 2018—United Voice expressed members’ concerns to Minister Lensink in correspondence and meetings, and advised the Minister that the proposal was in breach of workers’ Enterprise Agreement.
  • June/July—Members overwhelmingly rejected the proposal and endorsed the campaign for Government disability services that South Australia Can Count On in staff meetings.
  • 4 July 2018—United Voice members held a Day of Action where they attended Parliament House, watched Labor and Greens MPs questioning Minister Lensink about the proposal, and lobbied Members of Parliament.

Next Steps

  • Meetings of members will continue across SA worksites
  • United Voice will be corresponding with the Department of Human Services detailing members’ concerns
  • United Voice has been approached by family members of clients who will be affected by these changes and want to support the campaign. United Voice will continue to meet with affected South Australian families.

What You Can Do

Sign the petition at: http://bit.ly/DisServicesSACanCountOn

Organisers will be taking hardcopies of the petition to worksites to make sure everyone has the opportunity to show their support.

For any questions, please contact United Voice Official, Tony Boyle on 0439 933 903 or Kyall Smith on 0417 848 106