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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today table a Notice of Motion in NSW Parliament calling on the Minister for Roads to overturn a decision that will see 300 jobs sent overseas.

The decision by Roads Minister, Melinda Pavey, will see a number of local jobs offshored as a result of a new tender for IT services that stipulates there must be a minimum of 20% of jobs offshored in the first year, 30% in the second year and an ongoing approach to increase offshore efforts in subsequent years of the seven year contract.

This decision will see local Wallsend workers lose their jobs and Ms Hornery will ask the Minister to put a stop to any offshoring and ensure local workers are kept.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“Not only is this Government obsessed with privatising our public assets, they are now giving away our jobs.”

“The Government made claims about these workers receiving up to $100 per hour but the local workers I spoke to are on much less than that.”

“These local workers are concerned that their jobs will be lost and sent overseas to workers earning only a few dollars per hour.”

“This Government has given contract after contract to overseas companies worth billions of dollars at the expense of thousands of local jobs.”

“This is a betrayal of skilled local workers and the requirement for offshoring jobs must be ditched immediately.”

“So today I will move a Notice of Motion calling on the Minister to put a stop to any offshoring of jobs and ensure local workers are kept.”