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NSW premier dominic perrottet, health workers receive $3000 payment

One group of workers got a $3,000 cash bonus for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

One group of people who worked in Australia during the pandemic will get a big one-time payment of $3000 as a thank you for all they did.

As a thank you for their hard work during the Covid-19 pandemic, health workers in NSW will get a one-time payment of $3,000.

On Monday, the Premier of NSW, Dominic Perrottet, also said that the state's health care workforce would grow by 10,000 people over the next four years.

NSW premier dominic perrottet, health workers receive $3000 payment
Premier Dominic Perrottet of NSW has announced a big increase in the number of health workers in the state.

"I want to give a special shout-out to our health workers, who have done a great job over the past two years," he said.

A cap on wage increases for people who work in public health will be raised from 2.5% to 3% this year and to 3.5% the following year.

"That's up to a 6.5% pay raise for our government workers over the next two years," said Mr. Perrottet.

It comes after worries about long-term problems with not having enough staff and calls from many in the industry for better pay and working conditions.

Between now and 2026, the government will spend $4.5 billion to hire more doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other health workers.

Mr. Perrottet said, "Today, we're announcing the biggest boost to our health workforce in the history of our state and the biggest in the country."

Mr. Perrottet said that those who live in rural and regional areas would also benefit from better services.

"It would be easy to stop investing, but that's not the best way to handle things right now," he said.

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