A Shorten Labor Government will provide $57,000 to install three new industrial fans for workers at Greenacres if elected on 18 May.
Sharon Bird said she loved visiting Greenacres to meet with the workers there as they were passionate, hard-working and really loved their workplace.
“When I switched on the fan in Building 1 at the Ralph Black Drive premises in February, workers in the other three buildings lobbied to get the much-loved fans in their buildings also.
“The installation of one fan was a big hit for workers in the first building. They loved the helicopter-style fan and the lovely breeze that it provides and had workers in the surrounding buildings quite jealous of their co-workers.
“The staff from surrounding buildings did a great job lobbying for new fans for all four buildings and I am so pleased to announce this funding today.
“The fan will make a huge difference to the workers at Greenacres and help them to continue doing the work they love during the warmer months.
“Chris Christodoulou and the management team here are committed to ensuring that the workers have a pleasant work environment and the new fan will help during summer.”
Participation in employment builds confidence and enables Greenacres employees to gain financial and social independence.
Some employees struggle to remain at work for longer periods during summer. A more comfortable work environment will allow continuous access to work for a wider range of people with disabilities.
This election is a choice between Labor’s plans for greater opportunities for people with disability or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals.
After six years of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos, our united Labor team is ready.