Insulation workers get help

INSULATION workers in Bundaberg who have lost their jobs because of the bungled home insulation program have been offered training options and other assistance by the federal government.

Employment Participation Minister Mark Arbib yesterday announced funding of $10 million for 2000 structural adjustment places in the Productivity Places Program for workers affected by changes to the insulation program.

Senator Arbib yesterday urged Bundaberg workers displaced by the changes to the program to take up new training options and other assistance offered by the federal government.

“The government is committed to ensuring that displaced workers in Bundaberg receive the support they need with new training opportunities,” he said.

Any workers who lost their job in the insulation industry would have immediate access to assistance under the government’s Compact With Retrenched Workers.



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