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10 Aug 2020
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Comment sought on Umina intersection upgrade plans
Ground water treatment starts again
Rotary club celebrates 70 years in Woy Woy
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Aged care home stays in a state of isolation
Pedestrian crossing petition attracts 500 signatures
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Councillors keep pay rise
Rotary club accepts two new members
Ettalong Red Carpet Day is postponed
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Provider pays bonus to all aged care staff
Group meditation sessions return to Ocean Beach
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Coastal Twist festival is cancelled for this year
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Rare artefacts found at Woy Woy Public School
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Umina Eagles soccer results
Everglades major pairs
Netball results
Nippers to resume at Killcare
Lions come from behind to beat Kariong
Southern and Ettalong soccer results

Provider pays bonus to all aged care staff

A Woy Woy aged care provider has decided to pay all its staff on the same basis, irrespective of their eligibility for the Aged Care Workforce Retention Bonus.

BlueWave Living will pay laundry, cleaners, maintenance, reception and administration staff the bonus despite them not being eligible for the Federal Government grant.

Chief executive Mr Matt Downie said the Federal Government formula was "a very prescriptive model, which excluded a significant portion of our workforce".

He said Bluewave had a "wonderful team of staff continuing to work through these challenging times".

"We work together as a team to achieve wonderful outcomes, and this should be rightly recognized.

"BlueWave will ensure all staff who are employed by BlueWave will receive this bonus, at our cost."

He told staff: "Hopefully this bonus will go some small way to helping all who work for us and your families.

"We very much appreciate all your efforts in keeping our elders safe."





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