Blind workers deserve a fair go!
Join the Rally
Date: Sunday 18th August
Time: 12 noon
Place: Flinders St Clocks
Vision Australia has announced it will close all Vision Australia Enterprises units in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The closures leave more than 70 vision-impaired workers without jobs.
These jobs allow the blind and vision-impaired to find meaningful employment in an environment that catered for their needs.
Many of these workers won’t be able to find other work because thereare very few work places that have the facilities to support blind and vision impaired workers and retraining can be very difficult.
“These are the most vulnerable workers in Australia and they’ve beenthrown on the scrapheap.
There is nowhere else to go. We are just completely in despair.” – Martin Stewart, Vice President Blind Workers Union of Australia