Attack on public works

Posted July 23, 2012 by Alex Scott

As you would know, on Friday, the government announced major changes to the Department of Public Works. The loss of jobs from QFleet, Goprint and SDS will change the face of public works in Queensland forever.

These job losses are a tragedy. These agencies have provided quality services for many years but the valuable work that they do is being undermined by an ideological agenda that is attacking public services across government.

On Friday Together representatives were briefed by Minister Flegg about the  job losses. We understand that further decisions will be made about QBuild, Project Services, State Government Security and the Procurement Office in the very near future.

We can't be silent during these attacks. All members need to take action now to stand up for the future of Public Works in Queensland.

Please contact your local member of Parliament to tell them how important public works is - you can use this factsheet and this meeting guide.

If you need advice or assistance in relation to what is happening at your work you can call 1800 177 244 to speak to an industrial officer.

PS. If you haven't already, please consider signing up for the Working for Queenslanders campaign at

Meeting guide


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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