The election may be done and dusted, but workers’ fights for meaningful reforms persists, as aged care staff in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia take to the streets in continued strike action.
During this Palliative Care Week, it is important for aged care workers to check in with themselves and ask how they are coping with the reality of death in their workplace? Flinders University's Professor Jennifer Tieman, tells BIANCA ROBERTS about how she and her team have been working on resources developed to provide some much needed care to the emotionally fatigued in the sector.
Economics experts from RMIT University say it’s high time for reforms to enable more equitable economic outcomes for Australian women. Data shows that 106,800 Australian women want to work but cannot due to childcare responsibilities, but many more are working part-time despite wishing to reengage full time with their careers. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
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