SA Not For Sale Campaign | Service SA Closure Decision Reversed!

30 June 2020

A long-term campaign against the closure of three Service SA centres in Modbury, Mitcham and Prospect has resulted in the State Government announcing yesterday (29 June 2020) it will not proceed with its misconceived plan from 2018 state budget.

This is an incredible win for members at these sites as well as for the community. It brings long awaited stability to a group of workers who have been in uncertainty since the original announcement nearly two years ago.

The impacted members made their voices heard loud and clear with a number of campaign activities including petitions, surveys, letterboxing, media engagement and rallies. A crucial element of this campaign was working with the community to promote understanding about what the removal of these essential services would mean for them.

Congratulations to all the PSA members who worked so hard on this campaign!

PSA members and the community have shown we can change government proposals when we campaign together. The government has now reversed a number of their plans in addition to the closure of Service SA centres, including the privatisation of SA Pathology and also bus service cuts.

It is important that we keep up the pressure! We have already won a number of these fights. The next fight we are facing is with the same agency (Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure). The Government is trying to privatise all of Road Maintenance – what could possibly go wrong?

This is in addition to their plans to privatise trams, trains and Across Government Facilities Management. We need to keep our SA Not for Sale Campaign going until the State Government abandons its privatisation and cuts agenda.

Sign our petition to keep Road Maintenance in public hands – share it on Facebook with family and friends: https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/don-t-hand-public-road-maintenance-to-the-private-sector

When we stick together and amplify our voice we get heard. This is why it is so important to be a union member.