The Australian College of Nursing says it welcomes the NSW Government’s bonus to public sector health care professionals but says it should be tax-free and adopted by every jurisdiction in the country.
Victorians who work in casual or other insecure jobs will no longer be forced to choose between a day’s pay and looking after their health, due to the Victorian Government's Sick Pay Guarantee initiative.
The Andrews Government’s five-days-paid-sick-leave trial for casual personal care workers, employed in private aged care, is an initiative that will strengthen the sector’s ability to protect vulnerable residents from illness, according to the Victorian branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).
Around 150,000 Victorian workers are now eligible for sick and carer's leave under an Australian-first pilot scheme. The $245.6 million, two-year trial will offer casual and insecure workers five days of paid sick or carer's leave per year at the national minimum wage of $20.33 per hour.
While Victorian premier Daniel Andrews might have announced today that a raft of restrictions will be lifted for fully vaccinated Victorians from 11:59pm tonight, there will be no material changes for those living within and visiting residential aged care facilities.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews recently announced that from 11:59pm Tuesday, August 17, across metropolitan Melbourne, permits will be required for people to travel and attend workplaces to perform authorised work, unless an exemption applies.