Uniting supports HSU Work Value Case

  • Published March 25, 2022

When we launched our Aged Care Work Value Case calling for wages to increase by 25%, we knew we had the support of the community. They had seen throughout the pandemic that you and your colleagues were on the frontline, putting yourselves and your families at risk to keep our most vulnerable safe.

But while employers were quick to say thank you to an exhausted aged care workforce, most were reluctant to say you deserved a pay rise.

In contrast your employer, Uniting, has made a strong submission to our Work Value Case, supporting an increase to your wages.

 “Based on our extensive experience as a provider of a broad range of community services, Uniting believes that aged care workers are not paid commensurate with the value of the work they perform

We have seen the value and complexity of aged care work increase significantly over time…Uniting believes aged care workers should be awarded a significant wage increase based on this change in work value” 

Read the full submission here.
We want to acknowledge Uniting for its support of you and your colleagues in our fight for better wages. 

We know this doesn’t address the immediate issues facing members but this submission shows that not only do we have the support of the community, we have the backing of employers. 

The only missing piece is the Federal Government.

Next week we will be down in Canberra to rally with HSU members for the Federal Government to support our Work Value Case. 
Wednesday 30th March
10:30AM at Federation Mall
Parliament House, Canberra
This will be the last time politicians will be in Canberra before the federal election. Join us as we loudly demand action on aged care. Contact [E-Mail not displayed] to find out more.