Aged Care

This page is dedicated to NZNO's Aged Care Campaign which seeks to improve the working conditions for aged care workers, and therefore the living conditions of elderly, across Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Here you can find resources about work we've done to date. This page will be updated as new work is undertaken. 

Open letter to Jacinda Ardern

One of the initiatives that we promoted for Caregivers Week was an open letter sent by NZNO, E tū and NZNO to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to draw her attention to unsafe staffing in Aged Care facilities.

You can download the printable copy or view it at the Together website.  

Caregivers Week livestream

To mark Caregivers Week, we also held a livestream with Grey Power and E tū where workers and organisers spoke to politicians about their concerns and aspirations for aged care workers. 

Media releases

"Understaffing’s dire impacts on aged care highlighted"

19 March 2021. 

Summit calls for aged care staffing review after ‘shocking’ research report

12 March 2019.

Compulsory aged care sector standards needed says NZNO 

28 August 2018. 

Caregivers Week safe staffing posters 

Download the safe staffing poster from Caregivers Week. 

You can also share this poster with QR code to take you to the Aged Care Petition. 

Social media tiles

Please feel free to share these and tautoko (support) our amazing aged care workers. 

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