Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

More Job Loss Rumours Circulate for Gympie

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

More Job Loss Rumours Circulate for Gympie

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GYMPIE could be facing more job cuts under Labor as rumours circulate about the closure of the local Department of Public Works, Shared Service Agency.

LNP Member for Gympie David Gibson raised concerns about job cuts in State Parliament this week with a question to the Minister for Public Works, Robert Schwarten after concerns had been raised with his office about the possible job losses.

"Just this week the Minister boasted in the Parliament that a[approximately]I have never sacked anybody in my life' but clearly this is another Labor lie as jobs are about to be lost from the Gympie office," Mr Gibson said.

"What with the Main Roads job losses and now these from Public Works, and our hospital staff still not being paid properly a if Labor is the workers' friend who needs friends like these?a

"The loss of any position in the Gympie Shared Service Agency is a big deal a and the government needs to come clean and not try to hide it. In Gympie we all know how important every job is because we are dealing with real people and real lives. …

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