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Federal election 2022: Hundreds of aged care workers strike in Perth calling for reform in the sector

Hundreds of Perth aged care workers have walked off the job as part of an “historic” nationwide industrial action movement, hoping that this Federal election will bring an overhaul of the sector.

The United Workers Union held a rally with the striking workers outside the State Library of WA on Tuesday afternoon – demanding a legally-binding minimum ratio of workers to residents inside aged care homes and a wage increase for the sector.

UWU Aged Care Director Carolyn Smith said workers were leaving the industry in unprecedented numbers because of the neglect by the sector’s for-profit providers and the Federal Government.

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