On 21 February 2023, the Fair Work Commission awarded an interim 15% pay rise for most workers.

But this is only the beginning.
Join us to help fight for a 25% pay rise for all aged care workers.

If you work in aged care, participate in our survey that asks questions on your experiences working in the industry. We must stand together as a show of strength and unity – we want 25%, we want it for all aged care workers, and we want it now!

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements in regards to the Act?

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Background: The Royal Commission recommended a registration scheme that would include a minimum Cert III qualification, and ongoing training. Currently, the Act only introduces worker screening to check work and criminal history. The government is consulting soon on the qualification and training scheme for personal care workers.
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Background: The new Code of Conduct for Aged Care began in December 2022. The new Act is proposing penalties for breached by workers of the Code on Conduct of up to $48,077 as well as a new Worker Screening List that will exclude certain workers based on previous conduct.
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What type of aged care setting do you work in?

Have you worked through a digital platform?
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On what basis are you employed in your main role in the aged care sector?
Approximately how many hours do you work per week?
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Aged Care Workers Union

The Aged Care Workers Union has a proud history since its inception in 1911 of fighting for workers’ rights and better work conditions in Victoria’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

We are a strong and growing union that aims to use its combined power to improve working conditions and to maintain reasonable wages and benefits for our members. The Health Workers Union (HWU) of Victoria represents a broad spectrum of workers employed in private & public hospitals, community health, pathology, dental, disability and aged care services.

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Address: 10A/663 Victoria Street, Abbotsford VIC 3076
Phone : 03 9341 3300
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