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Petition to save relocation of Tassie jobs

TOMORROW the Federal CPSU will hand over a 1000 signature petition urging the Federal Government to save Human Services IT jobs.

These 56 jobs are at risk of being moved from our state to Victoria, with the petition asking Minister Eric Abetz to scrap the proposal and keep these jobs in Tasmania.

CPSU Regional Secretary Paul Blake described the proposal as “centralisation gone mad”.

“It is a huge blow for the staff and their families,” Mr Blake said. “And it’s also bad for Tasmania in general because moving these highly skilled and valuable jobs to the mainland will take $4.5million out of the local economy.”

Mr Blake said staff wanted the minister to take action. “This decision was made in October 2013 so it is totally unacceptable for Mr Abetz to try and blame the job losses on the previous government. He’s in charge now, he needs to fix it.”

“And the bottom line is that we have had it confirmed that there are no savings under this proposal, in fact it looks like costing the taxpayer money to move these jobs out of Tasmania.”



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