COVID-19 Aged Care Retention Bonus Guidelines

Friday 19 Jun 2020

The Government has released guidelines for its Aged Care Retention Bonus for workforce continuity.

Unfortunately the Minister has failed to address major gaps in the scheme, including making the amounts payable across residential and home care the same, extending the payment to certain frontline workers and significantly reducing the amounts payable for the large majority of casual and part-time workers.

The failure to address these concerns is a further sign of the lack of workforce understanding by this Government. The unions have had success in ensuring that contract and labour-hire workers may be eligible. The efforts to have ongoing concerns addressed by the Minister will continue.

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