Thank you Professionals Australia for supporting our employment longevity and safety!
March 22, 2020
Thank you to Professionals Australia for supporting our employment longevity and safety!
Here is an excerpt:
Interpreters around Australia provide essential services to CALD communities, including the deaf community, in line with governments’ multicultural commitment as well as access and equity policies.
Interpreters are generally low paid casual workers engaged through Language Services Providers (LSP) to provide services predominantly to government departments and their agencies.
Also a large proportion of the work is in public healthcare.
To preserve interpreter capacity and provide equal access to services for CALD communities, including the deaf community, interpreters demand action on the following:
- PPE must be equal to that of clinicians for interpreters in the same clinical settings
- Credentialled interpreters must be prioritised across all modes of service delivery
- Face to face rate of pay for interpreters working from home – on all assignments normally booked as face to face