INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS AND MIGRATION AGENTS
On 5 May 2023, Aged Care Minister Anika Wells and Immigration Minister Andrew Giles announced the new Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement to address workforce shortages in aged care. The new Industry Labour Agreement will support the recruitment of suitably experienced or qualified direct care workers for aged care and promote retention in the industry.
To access the Industry Labour Agreement, employers are first required to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant union.
If you are an aged care provider, or acting on behalf of an aged care provider, and your organisation is seeking to access the Industry Labour Agreement, please email us at [email protected]
AGED CARE PROVIDERS WITH EXISTING LABOUR AGREEMENTS OR CURRENTLY IN PROCESS
These aged care providers have signed and or are signing onto the Aged Care Labour Agreement with United Workers Union. This list does not reflect all the discussions United Workers Unions is currently having with aged care providers wanting to sign an agreement with UWU.
Opal – WA & QLD
Italian Village Fremantle – WA
Curtin Heritage Living – WA
Menkawum Ngurra – Halls Creek People’s Church Frail Aged Care – WA
Pinaroo Roma – QLD
Kaloma Home for the Aged Goondiwindi – QLD
Lutheran Services – QLD
1st Care Community – QLD
McLean Care – QLD & NSW
Home Care Helpers – NSW
My Guardian – NSW
Rubies Nursing Care – ACT
If you would like additional information before commencing Memorandum of Understanding discussions, visit the Department of Home Affairs.
Please note: Other unions that represent aged care workers include the Health Services Union and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. The applicable union for the Memorandum of Understanding will depend on the occupation group you seek to engage under the Industry Labour Agreement, the settings for service (residential or home care) and the state or territory where the services are provided. There may be instances where more than one union will be party to the Memorandum of Understanding.
If you work in Aged Care and would like more information please visit this page.