My Job Counts!
Flagstaff was delighted with the turnout at the My Job Counts Rally last Tuesday. Hundreds of people from local Disability Enterprises, the public, and local politicians attended the Rally to support employees with a disability and protect their jobs.
The jobs of 20,000 people with a disability who work in Supported Employment are under threat by a case before the Fair Work Commission challenging the Wage Tools used by Disability Enterprises. Held in Wollongong’s Crown St Mall, the My Job Counts Rally gave a united voice to employees with a disability and demonstrated how important supported employment is in our lives. The chanting of “My Job Counts” filled the rally and the passion was infectious.
Our Voice Australia representative Mary Walsh explained the negative impact that a closure of Disability Enterprises would have on supported employees, and the importance of standing together to ensure all our voices are heard.
Speakers from local Disability Enterprises included Flagstaff CEO Roy Rogers, Greenacres CEO Chris Christodoulou, The Disability Trust Executive Manager Matthew Martin, as well as employees and family members. A number of local politicians also spoke about their support for the My Job Counts campaign including Gordon Bradbery, Sharon Bird, Marianne Saliba, Paul Scully, and Anna Watson.
Thank you to all that attended to show your support and protect the jobs of people with a disability.
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