Still time to act for for-profit aged care

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NSWNA delegates from the aged care sector commit to the Time To Act For Better Pay campaign.

The log of claims has now been lodged with the for-profit aged care employers’ representative ACCA. NSWNA members at 50 facilities have endorsed the claim.

The key components of the claim are:

  • Better pay.
  • Updated classification structure to reward skills and qualifications e.g. Certificate IV and faster progression for RNs.
  • Paid training to assist with managing challenging behaviour.
  • Strengthening the process for resolving workload problems.
  • Clearer information on pay slips e.g. about accrued leave entitlements.
  • New leave arrangements: e.g. access to paid leave for grandparents and new parents, option to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Recognition of workplace representatives.

Negotiations began in the last week of March and are scheduled weekly. Check the NSWNA website for updates.