Disconnect on carers salaries

Letters to the editor

When essential services stayed open at the onset of COVID-19, two of those services were the early childhood centres and aged care providers.

Federal and state leaders commended and praised those who worked through the pandemic helping others in their time of need, looking after the children of front line workers and in many cases looking after the frail and elderly to stay safe in their own homes with personal care.

Why then, don’t the salaries of these workers reflect the essential caring work they do every day in the community?

Email, May 23
Margaret Marshall, Wyoming