If you haven’t heard recently, the Federal government has committed to paying for an increase in wages for Aged Care workers in Australia. This comes as unions ask for a 25% pay rise, or at least a $5 an hour pay rise.
So what might this mean for you?
If you’re already working in Aged Care, it means you could be seeing a pay rise soon. There’s no set date on when it will come, but the Fair Work Commission is still taking submissions from both the Government and unions.
If you’re still at school and thinking of working in Aged Care, it means you’ll receive a higher wage, both when you first start working and later into your career.
The minimum wage for an aged care worker is currently around $23 an hour – with the pay rise recommended by unions, it will become around $28 an hour. So if you work a 35 hour week, this adds up to an extra $175 in your pocket each week.
Keep an eye out for more news to come.