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‘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.

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.

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.

Hundreds of thousands sign online petition pleading for mandatory staff to resident ratios in aged care facilities

Aged care advocates, sick of waiting for much needed staff ratios to be implemented, have launched a Change.org petition to put pressure on the Federal Government, so far garnering more than 375,000 signatures.

Urgent call for social and affordable housing to stem sharp rental surge

An ever increasing number of workers in industries such as aged care, hospitality and other essential industries are paying between a third and half of their income for basic housing. Everybody's Home national spokesperson, Kate Colvin says expanding social and affordable housing is the best way to tackle this problem.

Aged care residents to begin receiving third COVID jabs from early November

Aged care residents are expected to start receiving third jabs from the second week of November if the medicines regulator and expert immunisation panel approves the move.

‘Committed, hard-working and friendly’ Simopoulos latest recipient of OSCAR excellence award

OSCAR Care Group has announced that the latest recipient of The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program is Sofia Simopoulos, from Fronditha Care Thornbury in Victoria.

Newly developed rostering system promises safer shift work and fewer workplace accidents

Monash University researchers and optimisation technology company Opturion have developed a cloud-based rostering system to improve alertness, productivity and safety among shift workers.

NSW Supreme Court rules work-related vaccine mandates are valid

Laws requiring aged care workers, teachers and some construction workers to be vaccinated before returning to work are valid, the NSW Supreme Court has ruled.

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