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HSU launches legal action against company’s aged care outsourcing

The Health Services Union has commenced a precedent-setting legal push to prevent aged care operators slashing pay by engaging catering staff under the hospitality award through labour hire operators.

Landmark case to lift aged care wages begins in Sydney

One of the most significant wage cases in recent history kicks off today as the Health Services Union (HSU) seeks to lift the wages of aged care workers by 25 per cent.

Federal Labor pledges aged care reform as election looms

Anthony Albanese has pledged $2.5 billion to help the country's aged care sector, as the Labor leader made the case in his budget reply speech to become the nation's next prime minister.

Fed up aged care workers rally outside Federal Parliament demanding change

The Federal Government was squarely in the campaign sights of aged care workers who rallied outside Federal Parliament yesterday, after being, what they call 'dudded', in Tuesday night's Budget.

Aged care crisis a major issue that could sway upcoming election: poll

The Health Services Union has warned politicians of all stripes their future hinges on support for aged care funding and wages, as explosive polling reveals the issue will change votes at the coming election.

Morrison to announce bonus payments for aged care workers, unions and Labor call them little more than a ‘sugar hit’

Aged care staff will be able to access two bonus payments of up to $400 each under a new $209 million package to be announced today, but unions and Federal Labor have slammed the payments as little more than a pre-election 'sugar hit' that falls well short of seriously dealing with a major wages crisis in the sector.

HSU welcomes opposition leader’s aged care declaration

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese said on ASaturday that he supports the Health Services Union (HSU) Fair Work Commission case for a 25 per cent wage increase for aged care, providing what HSU national president, Gerard Hayes said is 'a massive boost to the workforce, support attraction and retention of staff and improve quality of care'.

HSU calls on Morrison Government to pay everyday Australians to help solve aged care crisis

The Health Services Union is calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to fund a ‘home guard’ style system, which would allow everyday Australians to provide support to the overwhelmed aged care sector.

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.

Cleaner at Sydney aged care facility tests positive as virus also hits hospitals and ambos

NSW is bracing for a surge in COVID-19 cases as the virus outbreak in Sydney infiltrates the health care system, with at least 70 paramedics isolating and cases linked to two major hospitals and an aged care home.

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