Plan A or Plan B: how will the equal pay issue be resolved?

It seem likely that the long-running equal pay dispute will be resolved through the out-of-court negotiations process. But what happens if a settlement can’t be reached? JUDE BARBACK talks to providers and unions about the possible paths ahead.

The pay fray that won’t go away

Will the pay equity case rocking the aged care sector be resolved in or out of court? JUDE BARBACK looks at the momentum building within government circles, the aged care sector, and other industries.

Our aged workforce – when will it become a priority?

A new survey shows that while aged care workers love their job and value the training they receive, low pay levels, high workloads, an ageing workforce and an increasing demand for aged care add up to a concerning picture for the sector. How many more research reports and legal battles will it take for funding and workforce pay levels to be properly addressed? By JUDE BARBACK.


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