$500m pay rise for care workers

by | Jul 21, 2017 | News & Events

A historic pay deal for thousands of low-income workers has been signed after a landmark ruling on equal pay earlier this year. The deal will affect about 55,000 mainly women staff in government-funded sectors involving aged care, home support and disability services with some people seeing a pay rise from $16 to $23 an hour.

Jan Logie from the Green Party commented “Women have been consciously underpaid and have been fighting for more pay for fare too long. Today’s announcement is long overdue.”

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