Industrial Action for Aged Care Workers!

Unions call for better wages!

Industrial Action for Aged Care Workers!

Nursing staff at Mildura's Bupa aged care facilities and facilities across the State will see industrial action taken as part of a campaign for better pay and staffing levels.

The action follows Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation members rejecting two 2.5% wage increases in a two year agreement.

The union claiming the offer still keeps its nurses and carers' wages in the bottom 10% of aged care facilities.

The first stage of action involves staff wearing red, T-shirts by the ANMF and handing out information about conditions to residents and visitors.

The union claims a Bupa registered nurse earns over $4700 less a year than industry standard rates, with enrolled nurses and carers also paid thousands less than at competing aged care facilities.

Negotiations will continue.