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 […]

Three months on, aged care workers still waiting for COVID payments

More than 70% of aged care workers still haven’t received their $400 bonus, as promised by Prime Minister Scott Morrison back in February, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) revealed today. Results of a national poll of nurses and aged care workers conducted by the ANMF has found: 71% have not received any of […]

Aged care nurses contemplate futures ahead of election

As Fair Work Commissioners visit residential aged care facilities during the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and Health Services Union’s historic 25 per cent award wage case, many NSW-based aged care nurses are considering how long they can persevere at work. A survey of more than 2,000 NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) aged care […]

Opposition’s Aged Care Reform Package Gives Hope for Older Australians

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s pledge to mandate staffing ratios by introducing, in law, minimum care hours requirements for nursing homes and to fund real wage increases for all aged care workers, could finally bring hope to exhausted nurses and care workers in the troubled aged care sector. […]

Aged care nurses call out Morrison on empty promises

Burnt out and dejected, a group of registered nurses, enrolled nurses and assistants in nursing from residential aged care sites across NSW are travelling to Canberra, desperate to have their voices heard when federal parliament resumes tomorrow. Armed with first-hand accounts of chronic workforce shortages, poor access to booster vaccines, and ongoing battles over supplies […]

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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