United Voice, the Aged Care Union is excited launch the Our Turn to Care campaign.
Today United Voice members, older Australians and family members stood together and lined up on Alexander Drive to show passing commuters why this campaign is so important to them.
The national campaign is the first of its kind, with unions and employer groups working together for the common cause restoring funding to the Aged Care sector.
$4 billion worth of funding has been cut from the sector by the Federal Liberal Government, placing the lives of older Australians at risk.
The Our Turn to Care campaign will fight, to restore funding and hold the Government accountable for the detrimental effects these funding cuts have had on the industry.
Carers, residents, and families know quality care and dignity in older age is a right for all Australians, and that funding cuts have put this in jeopardy.
The national launch was attended by Deputy Premier Roger Cook, who spoke to members about the importance of Aged Care funding to the State Government.
“I applaud the Our Turn to Care campaign in advocating for quality care for all older Australians,” Mr Cook said.
“We need greater federal commitment to Aged Care,
"Funding for these essential services should be increased by the Turnbull Government, not cut.”
Aged Care worker Emma said the support from Deputy Premier Roger Cook was powerful.
“It’s good to know we have him on our side with this campaign, it really does mean a lot to us and the people we are fighting for,” Said Emma.
Andreas, a passionate Aged Care delegate and Campaign Warrior said the launch couldn’t have been better.
“We lined up along Alexander Drive in Menora and held signs… We got a lot of positive support from people in cars for our elderly and the campaign.” He said.
There are exciting opportunities ahead for all of those in the industry.
Supporters know now is the time for change.
This campaign is going to be huge and members encourage all workers to get involved.
If you’d like to get involved with the campaign ‘like’ the Our Turn to Care WA page on Facebook, and share it around.