Fantastic news: A pay rise for aged care workers

Aged care workers pay increased

The Fair Work Commission has made an interim decision for an increase to minimum wages of at least 15 per cent for aged care workers in direct care roles on a number of different awards.

The Commission has announced a further process to consider timing, possible further increases for these workers, and whether to also grant a pay rise for aged care administrative and support staff.

The vision is for a better future for aged care workers with the intent to retain and attract enough staff to care for older Australians as the population ages.

Read Government media release HERE