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Health Services Union

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.

‘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.

Fair Work applications about securing nurses and care workers in aged care

As today's applications for a 25 per cent increase to award wages for aged care workers commences in the Fair Work Commission, ANMF federal secretary Annie Butler says that once workloads are made safe, and nurses' work is recognised through decent wages and support for them to provide quality care, they will return to the jobs they love.

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.

Workforce shortages and other long term issues aired by workers union heads during parliament doorstop

Aged Care workers from New South Wales and Canberra, alongside Health Services Union figure-heads and Labor politicians, assembled at the doors of parliament yesterday in a continued bid to seek reforms aimed at alleviating the ongoing aged care crisis. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

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.

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.

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.

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