15% wage increase for aged care employees

Thanks to persistent campaigning and lobbying by unions, the federal government today announced a long overdue 15 per cent pay increase for aged care workers. The federal government will allocate $11.3 billion over four years to aged care providers for them to pass on to their workforce from 1 July 2023. This increase is said […]

Commonwealth gaffe on aged care worker vaccinations

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has criticised the decision to make COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory for the aged care workforce, given the Commonwealth government’s poor management of the rollout to date. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes, said the shift to mandatory vaccinations for residential aged care workers after months of inconsistencies, was another example […]

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