Employers can’t just send people to the cleaners without paying for it, and employers can’t simply replace them with a cheaper employee, according to a report by a US-based think tank.
The report, published on Tuesday by the Economic Policy Institute, also finds that employers should be paying their workers more for care.
The think tank says employers should pay workers for the care they receive, not just for the money they earn.
Workers must be paid for the services they provide, the report says, including for care that’s required for their job, and should be paid their fair share of the costs of that care.
That’s why the institute recommended that employers include a payment component to their healthcare plans, such as in-home health care, or a fee for care at a health care facility.
The institute says that this could make it easier for employers to offer health insurance to their workers and ensure that workers have access to affordable, quality health care.
Read more about workers care: health care worker pay in Australia Workers in the healthcare sector make up about three per cent of the workforce, but about 30 per cent earn less than $12,000 per year, according the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This means the average worker in the sector earns about $2,500 a year, or around $1,600 a week.
The pay gap between the highest and lowest earners has widened over the past two decades, according an analysis by the Australian National University.
This has made it difficult for many workers to get by.
For example, in 2016, a report from the Workplace Relations Commission found that about half of Australia’s 7.5 million healthcare workers earn less money than the national median, while only about half have a standard of living that’s comparable with that of their families.
The study found that in 2016-17, nearly one in 10 Australian workers had earned less than the median wage for their age group, and more than one in three had a standard income below the national average.
A report released earlier this year by the OECD found that healthcare workers made up a smaller proportion of workers in Australia than in other developed countries.