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To: Richard Colbeck - The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians

The Aged Care Retention Payment must be extended to ALL aged care workers!

The retention payment for aged care workers is great news.

But carers aren't alone on the front lines. Cleaners, cooks, laundry workers, admin workers, therapists - all workers in the aged care sector deserve recognition.

The COVID-19 virus will not discriminate between carers and kitchen staff, between permanent, agency or casual employees, in aged care facilities, all workers in the sector should receive this payment.

The Health Services Union and United Workers Union have written to the Minister to demand that this payment is extended to all aged care workers - but we need your help!

All aged care workers are saving lives, right now. We are proud to fight with you - SIGN THIS PETITION to support all aged care workers on the front lines!

Why is this important?

The retention payment for aged care workers was great news.

But it has been flawed from the start by limiting the payment to ‘direct care workers’ only.

Carers aren't alone on the front lines. Cleaners, cooks, laundry workers, admin workers, therapists - all workers in the aged care sector deserve recognition.

The COVID-19 virus will not discriminate between carers and kitchen staff, between permanent, agency or casual employees, in aged care facilities, all workers in the sector should receive this payment.

And now the Minister has backflipped on his earlier promise that the retention payment would be tax-free. So he has failed by not extending the payment to all workers and now he wants to take money off others.

The Health Services Union and United Workers Union have already written to the Minister to demand that this payment is extended to all aged care workers - but we need your help to make Richard Colbeck do right by every worker!

We want the full retention payment as promised to go to every aged care worker.

All aged care workers are saving lives, right now. We are proud to fight with you - SIGN THIS PETITION to support all aged care workers on the front lines!

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Reasons for signing

  • I work extra shift to help out during covid 19. It would be nice if I was acknowledged as a n aged care provider. Us Landry and cleaning staff are exhaust too.
  • Every one working in aged care Industry makes a difference and everyone is equal.
  • I'm not receiving the Retention Bonus. I work in the Laundry,Cleaning & Kitchen. I handle their dirty linen, clean their bedrooms, serve food & clean up after meals.We care for our Residents just as much as anyone else.There are Residents who are very lonely or need someone to talk to.We step in & chat to them while cleaning their rooms or delivering their clothes. We are the ones who are hands on! So why should'nt Support Workers be recognised as well.

Updates

2020-04-10 15:49:19 +1000

10,000 signatures reached

2020-04-02 11:28:07 +1100

5,000 signatures reached

2020-03-30 18:41:32 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-03-30 17:30:08 +1100

500 signatures reached

2020-03-27 21:13:04 +1100

100 signatures reached

2020-03-27 19:32:45 +1100

50 signatures reached

2020-03-27 17:58:49 +1100

25 signatures reached

2020-03-27 16:25:22 +1100

10 signatures reached