The Fair Work Commission is now considering a claim by unions to increase award rates in aged care to an average of $29 an hour. But that won’t fix the deeper problem - that heavily-feminised occupations are undervalued. Labor is promising to make gender pay equity an objective of the Fair Work Act.
Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is calling on the new Federal Minister for Health post-election to introduce urgent and high-impact reforms to fill 82,156 hospital and aged care vacancies, after a new study revealed the startling detail of the national health staffing crisis for the first time.
On the eve of the election, strike action continues as aged care workers from Queensland’s Blue Care and Churches of Christ residential aged facilities are walking off the job today, intensifying pressure on the political parties to enact reforms post-election. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Progress to gender financial equality reversed in the March quarter despite a significant win in superannuation savings for women which saw the gender gap narrowing by the most in more than a decade, according to the latest Financy Women's Index.
Christine Sward has been a volunteer at Christian Homes Tasmania for more than 20 years. A popular winner of last year's ACSA's National Volunteer of the Year award, she speaks to BIANCA ROBERTS about the satisfaction and fulfillment she gets out of volunteering, and why others should consider it.
Colin Osborne is CEO of Peninsula Villages on the NSW Central Coast, which accommodates 300 residents across its three residential care facilities. Never in his 35 years of working in the health industry has he seen the kind of crisis level exhaustion that he is seeing on a daily basis from frontline aged care workers at present.
As wages drop on the back of a two-decade high spike in inflation, a growing number of frontline workers across Australia are taking action, demanding increased pay to keep pace with the rising cost of living.
Jill Dexter, a mother of four and veteran of more than 50 years in the aged care industry, is imploring both sides of parliament this International Nurses Day to commit to decisive action on the aged care crisis. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
On today, International Nurses Day, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation is asking Australians to reflect and acknowledge the extraordinary commitment and dedication of our nurses working in health and aged care across the country.
Resthaven's Julie Tansing has been nursing for more than 50 years. These days she shares her wisdom and expertise as a trainer, workforce development program manager and mentor of graduate nurses, but also importantly as a nursing specialist on Parkinson's Disease, which is driven and informed by a family member's battle with the condition. BIANCA ROBERTS reports