Media advisory: Disabled community to protest against loss of unique Auckland Council support roles

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The Public Service Association (PSA), the union for Auckland Council workers, is supporting members of Auckland’s disability community who will speak to Auckland Council’s Chief Executive Committee in support of the retention of the Council’s disability advisors.

What: Protest against loss of unique disability advisor roles

Who: Members and friends of Auckland’s disability community

Where: Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland Central

When: 9am, Wednesday 26 August

 

Amy Ross, PSA Deaf & Disabled Members Network organiser, says “These unique roles are too valuable for Auckland to risk losing,”

“Auckland Council claims to be an inclusive council, but removing these roles would serve to further exclude the disability community in the city.

“Adding insult to injury, this meeting is being held in a venue with poor accessibility for wheelchairs, despite requests to have it moved.

“Auckland Council’s desperate attempt to cost-cut will harm disabled Aucklanders’ ability to fully participate in their democracy.

“To be a truly inclusive city, the committee must decide to retain these roles,” said Amy Ross.