The union representing ACT public servants, the CPSU, has welcomed the ACT Government Budget announcement of 1,060 more secure, public service jobs.
CPSU Regional Secretary, Madeline Northam said, “Canberra relies on a strong public service to deliver programs and services for our community. The ACT Government budgeting to recruit another 1,060 workers to the public service demonstrates a real commitment to delivering the services that we all rely on every day.”
“The CPSU particularly welcomes the announcement of a pledge to recruit more corrections staff. We know that the Alexander Maconochie Centre is understaffed and we are glad the Government listened to our members when we said this needed to be addressed as a priority.”
“This Budget does the right thing by ACT workers and shows what a commitment to addressing the growing Australian crisis of insecure work looks like. The Insecure Work Taskforce has been funded in this Budget and will look at how people can be employed in good, secure jobs, rather than insecure short term ones. This is a taskforce that CPSU members worked hard to have set up, because the ACT Government has far too many workers in insecure employment. The commitment to promoting secure work in the ACT Government is to be applauded.”
“We have a government in the ACT that delivers jobs, delivers for the community and the public service. Our Federal Government can do the same, rather than slashing jobs, which would benefit Canberra and the country. Secure public service jobs are how we deliver for our communities and this Budget shows governments can do that.”