We support the CPSU Proud to be Public campaign

12-Jan-2018

ASMOF has fought a good campaign over the last year to prevent our gold standard public hospitals being sold to the private sector.

We have shown that with a good campaign, backed up by the facts, we can win.

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has asked us to support their Proud to be Public campaign.

The most recent attack on the public sector is the announcement of the Turnbull Government they will be privatising part of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by handing over 250 Immigration officer jobs to a private, for profit multinational Datacom.

Datacom has a very low reported profit margin, there are serious questions to be answered by Datacom and other multinationals regarding them paying their fair share of tax.

This announcement is only the beginning. It is expected the Turnbull Government will announce what company they want to award DIBP’s visa processing work to in February. These privatisations threaten the jobs of up to 3,000 hardworking staff who are heading into 2018 facing an uncertain future.

Tell Minister Dutton that these jobs need to stay in public hands. Sign the petition.

There is too much at stake to privatise DIBP jobs.

DIBP call centre and visa processing staff have access to extremely sensitive and secure information. They are highly trained, experienced staff, committed to working in the national interest.

Handing this work over to a company that is not accountable to the public and is driven by profit is irresponsible and short sighted. It threatens the security of our nation and the quality of our public services.

Minister Dutton has snuck in this announcement in early January hoping it will go unnoticed. Send Dutton a message that you oppose the privatisation of DIBP jobs.

We know that when we work together with the support of the community and allies we can win. Peter Dutton and Turnbull Government need to hear loud and clear that the Australian community won’t stand for these privatisations.