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TIME IS UP: LET'S CHANGE AGED CARE

*I support aged care workers taking strike action!

How to take action to change aged care

Aged care workers are stepping up their campaign to Change Aged Care with good jobs, fair pay and enough care time to deliver the quality care older Australians deserve. Add your support and see what actions you can take to win good jobs and quality care.  

For Workers eligible to take part
in protected industrial action*

SHARE THE STRIKE COVERAGE

Aged care workers have been taking ongoing strike action since May 10, when they walked off and held huge rallies across the country for change in aged care.

SPREAD THE WORD

Talk to your colleagues about joining the union and being part of protected industrial action in your workplace

GET A WORKPLACE ACTION KIT

Help your workmates show their support! Register and distribute bumper stickers and wristbands to colleagues

important information on strike action

Find answers to all the frequently asked questions on strike and other protected industrial action below

 

* Under Australia’s industrial relations laws, protected industrial action like strikes can only be taken in limited circumstances by workers who are currently in bargaining and and where their union is genuinely trying to reach agreement with the employer in question. Workers must also be a member of UWU to participate in UWU action. All UWU members will have received information from UWU if this applies you. If you’re unsure whether this applies to you, you can speak to your UWU Workplace Delegate or Organiser, or call the Member Contact Line in your state (link to https://unitedworkers.org.au/contact/#localoffices).

For ALL aged care workers and supporters

HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE CARE TIME ACCOUNTABILITY SURVEY

Aged care providers will receive $3.9 billion in additional funding to meet a mandated increase care hours from October 2023, and we need to make sure the funding goes where it's needed. We all know what happens when aged care providers are handed billions in taxpayers’ money and then left to govern themselves.

Make sure your voice is heard by the federal government. 

Share THE STRIKE coverage

On May 10, aged care workers across the country took strike action and rallied for change in aged care. The strikes are continuing with workers now in their fourth week of walk-offs.

JOIN YOUR UNION

And invite your colleagues - joining the union is the first step to achieving better conditions

VISIT AGED CARE WATCH

Anonymously report understaffing, unfilled shifts & lack of care time at your facility

Support churches of christ workers

Workers at Churches of Christ have been waiting over a year for management to meet with them to discuss a fair wage increase. Email the CEO and board and demand they negotiate a fair agreement now! 

support anglicare workers

Workers at Anglicare are still waiting for management to return to the bargaining table to discuss a fair wage increase and a care time guarantee for residents. Ask Anglicare's executive to respect their workers!

Support BLUECARE workers

BlueCare has made an outrageous, insulting wage offer to workers after months of bargaining. Email the CEO and board and tell them their aged care workers deserve a respectful offer! 

Support southern cross care workers

Workers at Southern Cross Care have made demands for better pay, more care time and more staff but management are not listening. Email the CEO and tell him: It's time for a fair offer!

SEND A LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Voice your support for the aged care strike and change in aged care - send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper now.

WEAR YOUR WRISTBAND

Wear your Time to Change Aged Care wristband with pride1

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Display an aged care car window or bumper sticker on your own car2

GET IN TOUCH

Request a callback for yourself or introduce a colleague to an Organiser or Campaign Leader so they can find out more

FIND OUT MORE

Learn more about our campaign, aged care workers' 5 key demands and plan to win

JOIN THE GROUP

Join our private Facebook group exclusively open to aged care workers in non-managerial roles

FOLLOW THE PAGE

Follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest campaign news

1If not permitted at work, leave it to outside working hours – wearing it in breach of a uniform policy might be unprotected industrial action.

2Make sure to check with your employer before placing a sticker on a work-provided car.

Join the union for Aged Care workers

Standing united as thousands of Aged Care workers we can change our sector for the better!