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Striking workers target providers by taking protests to their headquarters

Striking aged care workers are taking their fight direct to Southern Cross Care headquarters in Adelaide, the latest in a series of rolling stoppages. UWU's Carolyn Smith, says workers want to appeal to the provider’s executive team directly, but Southern Cross Care chief executive David Moran said it would be more appropriate for pressure to be applied on government, rather than individual providers. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Striking workers in WA, SA and Qld demand immediate action on COVID and staff shortages

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.

Pre-election strike action an insight into level of ‘anger and frustration’ of workers

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

Three months on, aged care workers feel let down by token COVID payments

The Morrison Government’s ‘sugar hit’ bonus payment scheme, dismissed as “laughable” by many aged care workers, has been further derided by the nurse’s union as a number of their workers have been left high and dry. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Workers in Qld and WA begin strike action for better pay, conditions and staffing

Thousands of aged care workers in Queensland and Western Australia will walk off the job, striking for better pay and staffing in aged care facilities.

‘Fed up’ aged care workers nationwide to strike for better pay

The aged care workforce has voted for a national strike in the middle of the federal election campaign in a push for better pay and conditions.

‘Pushed to breaking point’ aged care workers poised for industrial action

Up to 10,000 aged care workers, from six aged care providers across the country, may walk off the job in the coming weeks to demand urgent action from their employers and the Federal Government to alleviate chronic workforce shortages and pay conditions.

‘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.

Lack of detail in new aged care legislation hugely problematic, unions tell Senate committee

Australia's aged care crisis has worsened since the royal commission into the troubled sector with staffing a major issue, unions have told a Senate committee examining new legislation stemming from the royal commission.

Union says WA mandatory vax push will only worsen aged care staffing crisis and put strain on hospitals

The United Workers Union is warning that WA Government public health orders mandating that all residential aged care workers are vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 17 will tip an already strained industry over the edge.

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