Aged care members across Aotearoa New Zealand want to see the Government implement minimum mandatory staffing levels in aged care hospitals and rest homes.
#safestaffingnow is a joint campaign by E tū, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), and Grey Power.
Currently staffing levels are based on voluntary guidelines only, which were drawn up in 2005.
Not only are these recommendations now completely out of date, but there are no requirements for rest homes to have mandatory numbers of staff on any shift.
In 2020, E tū, NZNO, and Grey Power launched an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, calling for the guidelines to be updated and made mandatory.
We continue to lobby the Government and will present the open letter to Parliament in October 2021.
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Stop work meetings – aged care sector
NOTE: Due to the Alert Level 4 lockdown extension, all further meetings are cancelled from Wednesday 18 August. An online event is planned and we’ll provide more details about this shortly.
In August and September, we are holding joint meetings throughout the country.
These are for union members working in aged care, Grey Power, and MPs, to discuss the pressing issues due to unsafe staffing numbers.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
|Friday 6 |
|Ascot Hotel, Tay Street &, Racecourse Road, Invercargill||2pm-4pm|
|Wednesday 11 August||Zingari Rugby Club, 40 Eglinton Road, The Glen, Dunedin||1.30pm-3.30pm|
|Beach Street Hall, Beach Street, Fitzroy, New Plymouth||1pm-3pm|