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Tag: Aged care

Aged care workers wage increase as sector looks ahead

Aged care workers get a minimum wage increase after Fair Work Commission findings, as the sector warns plans needed for aging population.

Budget fails on aged care, says Newcastle advocate

The federal government’s budget has failed older Australians and the people caring for them, according to Newcastle advocate Catherine Henry.

Aged care restrictions to lift amid vaccine mandate protests

Restrictions on aged care facilities due to COVID-19 are lifting as a large vaccine mandate rally was held in Canberra.

Bonuses to aged care workers criticised as sugar hit

Aged care workers will receive bonus payments as the federal government moves to shore up the sector hit hard by the ongoing wave of Omicron infections.

Newcastle inquiry hears impacts of casual contracts

CFMEU, Glencore and Hunter Workers representatives have told a parliamentary committee about the impacts of casual contracts on workers in the Hunter Valley.

Jobs: In-home carers needed for festive season

Newcastle in-home carer group Home Instead is seeking 30 new staff to cover leave over the festive season.

Aged care sector under pressure: unions

Australia's aged care crisis has worsened since the royal commission into the troubled sector with staffing a major issue.

COVID puts boomers off aged care homes: Survey

If the findings of the aged care royal commission had not put off baby boomers considering nursing home care, it seems the pandemic may have done the job.
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