99 days ago

A lack of resources on the front line of home care

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Mōrena kiritata,

A Manawatū care worker, who didn't want to be named over fear of losing her job, said home care workers were not being provided masks and were being abused by patients for the lack of precautions.

She and her colleagues visited up to 20 vulnerable patients a day. They were deeply afraid of spreading the virus.

Some patients told her they would have refused to let her in were they not so dependent on her help and some workers were refusing to work until they have the proper protective gear they need to keep themselves and their patients safe.

Home care workers are stuck between wanting to help and do their jobs and being afraid to spread the virus, should they buy their own equipment or be supplied? What are your thoughts?

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20 hours ago

Free Microsoft Course Term 3 Excel and PowerPoint - starts Monday 20th July 2020

Sheila from Hokowhitu

An introduction to Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
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3 minutes ago

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26 minutes ago

Poll: Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.

Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

To read more, click here.

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
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  • 0% No, I never use mine up anyway
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  • 0% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
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