Rehashing an UWU Aged Care media release – not sure if this site/page will host this kind of content?
One of Australia’s largest Aged Care providers has agreed to pay staff two weeks of special “Covid19 leave” if they or their close family have to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus.
The measures apply to both permanent and casual staff, with the payments for casuals based on their last two-week roster period.
In addition, a major Western Australian Aged Care provider, Brightwater, has agreed to pay their staff during Covid19 leave.
“United Workers Union wrote to Aged Care providers putting our demand for an extra two weeks paid leave for Aged Care workers, because they need their employers’ support if they are going to keep providing quality care,” Carolyn Smith, United Workers Union National Aged Care Director, said today.