March 27, 2023

Teresa, a Part-time worker from NSW says:

I have worked in Agedcare for 21 years. When I started (unskilled, ready to train) I earned $19ph, after 21 years and completing every upskilling course and opportunity available to me I now earn $24ph! My hours are uncertain (employers used Covid as an excuse to drop everyone’s contracts while increasing their availability), My entitlements are constantly under ‘reinterpretation’ and inflation/cost of fuel means I am working just to keep my car running! All my coworkers have secondary employment either in the sector or out and all plan to leave altogether in the next 5 years. Who will be there to care then?