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Aged care workers believe sector unprepared for Omicron

A new HSU survey has revealed four in five aged care workers believe their facility was not prepared for the Omicron variant and a "let it rip" approach to COVID-19.

Aged care and construction COVID-19 vaccine mandates appeal fails

Laws requiring workers in aged care and some in construction to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 remain valid in NSW after an urgent appeal was rejected.

‘Fed up’ aged care workers nationwide endorse strike action

Aged care workers have made an unprecedented commitment to pursue protected strike action if their claims for a decent wage, more care time and more respect are not met by employers.

Single site workforce arrangements are ending in Victoria on December 3

On the advice of the Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sonya Bennett, in consultation with the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and the Victorian Chief Health Officer, it is now been determined as appropriate for residential aged care providers in Victoria to commence transitioning out of single site arrangements.

Selmar and Uniting NSW.ACT partner for quality employment training program

Trainee aged care workers in New South Wales now have access to an Australia-first partnership, designed to immediately accelerate skills development and employment outcomes in the sector.

Nationwide COVID-prevention policies in aged care are having a devastating affect on staff and residents alike

Locking down residential aged care facilities has been seen by many providers during the pandemic as the only means of shielding residents from the incoming tidal wave of COVID-19 infections. But it's an intervention that has had serious side effects. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.

Deep-dive into the opinions of 109,000 aged care employees provides invaluable feedback

A new large-scale, longitudinal research project is providing an unprecedented insight into the perspective of aged care workers across the country.

Workers need to be aware of changes to super that could tie them to a dud fund

About 80 per cent of Australians do not know about an important change to superannuation that could see them tied to a fund for life from today, being stuck in a poor fund that could cost them up to $230,000.

Aged care workers being left behind as low pay and lack of housing affordability bite

A combination of low, stagnant wages and lack of affordable housing is making life hard for aged care workers across the country. Everybody’s Home spokesperson Kate Colvin tells Aged Care News that lack of affordable housing supply is at the heart of the problem.

Australia given thumbs up for COVID-19 booster shot, aged care sector a priority

COVID-19 booster shots are expected to be available in a matter of weeks for all Australians aged 18 and over, after the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine received provisional approval by the Therapeutics Goods Administration Wednesday morning.

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