27 June 2023
The OECD has today published a report on long-term care workforce, highlighting low pay and poor working conditions, and makes a number of recommendations to reduce staff shortages and high staff turnover in the sector.
The ‘Beyond Applause’ report finds that across OECD countries
The report makes a number of useful recommendations, including:
“The OECD has done everyone a service by highlighting the problems in long-term care and making recommendations to improve the attractiveness of working in that sector. Their report deserves attention and follow-up action to rebalance the bargaining power of workers in almost every OECD country.”
“Taking care of our loved ones is not something that should be done on the cheap” says Veronica Nilsson, Acting General Secretary of TUAC (the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD). “Despite the applause during the COVID pandemic, long-term care remains in crisis with low pay, poor working conditions, and a high turnover and shortages of staff.
See OECD Beyond Applause report here Key facts and figures (Infographic) | Beyond Applause? Improving Working Conditions in Long-Term Care | OECD iLibrary (oecd-ilibrary.org)