We all know how important it is to shop local, to support our local workers and protect our local jobs.
It's time for our State Government to do the same.
NSW Labor need 20,000 online signatures on this petition. Here's why.
SDA Newcastle are supporting an online petition that calls on the State Government to support local workers and boost local jobs, by buying locally.
With the assistance of a number of unions, NSW Labor has brought a Bill to Parliament which will force government agencies and departments to buy goods and services from local companies and suppliers who can guarantee jobs will stay here in New South Wales, rather than being sent offshore.
The ‘NSW Made – Local Jobs First Bill’ will require public money to be used for the public good by supporting local industries.
You can read Yasmin Catley MP's speech to Parliament here.
We must use the purchasing power of state government to restore local manufacturing capacity, expand our services sector, boost local content, and provide long-term, stable and rewarding jobs for local workers in New South Wales.
To bring on a debate in Parliament, NSW Labor need 20,000 online signatures to their petition.
Please sign the petition and share with your friends, family and workmates so this debate can be brought on in Parliament ASAP.