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Unsafe drinking water in Southern public sector worksites

PUBLIC sector workers help Tasmanians every day by delivering services they rely on, and these workers deserve respect and safe workplaces.

In December workers at St Johns Park were told that there were high levels of lead, copper and nickel in the water supply of their public sector workplaces. This meant workers, including those at Child Services, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services, among others were forced to rely on bottled water.

CPSU General Secretary Tom Lynch said “it’s a rundown site, it has been for a long time and I think it is an indication of the value that’s placed on the services that are being provided out there”. 

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