The Fair Work Commission has granted a 15 per cent pay rise for aged care workers in the in-home care and residential aged care settings for Personal Care assistants and nurses.
For some permanent part-time aged care workers this could mean an extra $4 per hour increase and casual workers could increase to around $36 per hour.
This pay increase is welcomed by many, including Aged Care Minister, Anika Wells who believes it is a strong first step in the fight to get Aged Care the pay that they deserve. This pay rise could help attract staff to the sector and help retain staff, but unions are continuing to fight for a 25 per cent increase, which the Fair Work Commission is considering. It is still unknown when exactly the 15 per cent pay rise will take effect.
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