HSU National President Gerard Hayes:
“Anthony Albanese’s declaration of support for the HSU’s Fair Work Commission case to lift aged care wages by 25 per cent is a bold step forward, as is his commitment to minimum staff ratios.
“This is a stark contrast with the Morrison Government, which committed only half the funds needed to properly resource the struggling sector in Tuesday’s Budget.
“The only thing that has prevented aged care crumbling into further chaos and crisis has been the goodwill of underpaid, overworked women in insecure jobs.
“As a community we owe the aged care workforce an enormous debt of gratitude, yet Scott Morrison won’t even commit to lifting their wages above $21 an hour.
“Anthony Albanese is moving in the right direction. He has heard the stories of aged care workers and he understands the need to attract, retain and appropriately reward the workforce.”
Gerard Hayes: 0417 275 821
Nick Lucchinelli 0422 229 032