Posted by on 09 May, 2019

Tim Crakanthorp MP, Member for Newcastle, today gave a Notice of Motion in the NSW Legislative Assembly calling on the Premier to intervene and stop the cuts to cleaning services at TAFE.

Cleaners at Hunter TAFE have had their hours of work more than halved in a miserable attempt by the NSW Government to cut costs and continue their relentless war on TAFE.

Students and Teachers have had to endure working and learning in unhygienic conditions as a result of the cuts to cleaning services.

United Voice and the NSW Teachers Federation have joined in the chorus of opposition to the cuts to cleaning services and are campaigning for this decision to be overturned.


Quotes attributable to Member for Newcastle, Tim Crakanthorp

“This Government’s reckless decision to cut cleaning services at TAFE will result in students and staff being forced to learn in unhygienic conditions”

“I am calling on the Premier to intervene and reverse the cuts to cleaning services at TAFE”

“Cutting the hours of work to some of the hardest working and lowest paid workers is shameful”

“This is a miserable attempt to cut costs from a Government determined on attacking the working conditions of lowly paid cleaners”

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