Important information about workplace safety, including hospitals and medical services and social assistance services such as childcare and counselling. “Naturally, our members are very disappointed that Allity has rejected their request to negotiate a fair wage increase and a replacement agreement.” Allity is currently one of the lowest paid senior care employers in New South Wales,” Holmes said. Allity`s initial salary offer of 1.8% in October 2017 was lower than the average increase in the cost of living, so it`s no surprise that nurses turned it down. “What`s even more intimidating for our members is knowing that Allity reported a $20 million professional in 2016, a 37 percent increase from the previous year,” Brett said. After the initial rejection of members` trading requests, a direct offer of 1.8% was made, followed by 2.35% six months later. Both were rejected by staff. Allity`s geriatric nurses are calling for improved staffing to ensure there is a safe number of nurses and caregivers in each shift, as well as a 3% pay increase per year. This would bring their salaries closer to the level of other elderly care facilities. For healthcare executives and service holders or administrators, the following organizations provide information and support: Worker safety in the field of disability and secret care. This industry has one of the highest rates of work-related injuries and illnesses reported each year. It is the fastest growing industry in New South Wales, due to the ageing and growth of the population and the growing demand for childcare, home and community care. Allity`s nurses came together to urge the company to address serious understaffing issues and offer a fair pay raise to repay on their time until October 2017, when an increase was due. This comes after the country`s fifth-largest elderly care provider submitted two bids with substand standards wage increases, both of which were rejected in a vote by employees.
NSW Nurses` and Midwives` Association (NSWNMA) general secretary Brett Holmes said Allity must show its nurses the respect they deserve by ensuring safe staff in their facilities and a fair pay raise. The nature of work, especially the care of people, presents specific hazards for workers, as does working in an environment with high work requirements, time pressures and often unique resource needs. Remember – you need to report injuries from blood, body substance and needle sticks. Source: Press Release, August 4 Danielle Mahoney, NSWNMA Media SafeWork Australia also has a factsheet on developing a registry of hazardous chemicals and the Guide to Cytotoxic Drugs and Waste Risk Management provides practical advice on the clinical use of cytostatics and related waste Read what we are doing to prevent injuries and improve health outcomes: . . . .