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Premier Lara Giddings made a Ministerial Statement to Parliament today confirming the Government intends to proceed with legislative changes to fast track the sacking of potentially thousands of Public Sector workers. On behalf of the Greens their leader Nick McKim confirmed they would be supporting these changes. Any doubt was clarified. The Government will be dramatically reducing the size of the Public Sector and will be using every measure imaginable to achieve this outcome. The Premier tried to spin the facts by saying she was making the Ministerial Statement to end uncertainty. In reality she was bragging that she’d been given the Green light to act on her previous threats. Make no mistake, every Public Sector worker was put on notice today that post-budget they could be declared surplus to requirements and then sacked after just 6 months. We need to stand together to oppose this destructive plan. Make sure you attend the Parliament lawns rally at 2.30pm on Budget Day, June 16.

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