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Kristine Bartlett wins New Zealander of the Year

Aged care worker Kristine Bartlett won New Zealander of the Year for her fight alongside union E tū for equal pay for care and support workers. Her win has prompted questions about how far we have to go to fully address pay equity in New Zealand.

Candid Caregiver: how pay equity is shaping up for workers

INsite has a frank discussion with a community support worker about what the pay equity settlement agreement means to her and how its implementation...

New immigration settings ignore realities of aged care sector

In response to last week's immigration policy changes, the residential aged care sector says the Government appears to be contradicting itself in terms of the value...

Opposition MPs set to oppose employment pay equity bill

Opposition political parties indicate their lack of support for the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill as it faces its first reading.

International nursing degrees equivalent to Level 3

Care and support workers holding nursing degrees from the Philippines, India, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom now hold qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3).

Rest homes and unions call for Govt action on pay equity funding

Rest homes are in a "perpetuating cycle of decline" due to the effects of the pay equity settlement. They are supported by the unions in their calls for Government to review the way their sector is funded for pay equity. By JUDE BARBACK.

Training providers get ready for more Level 3 and 4 completions

The pay equity settlement will see more workers completing Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications. Training providers are getting prepared and finding cost-effective ways in which they can...

John Ryall: 2017 a bumper year for aged care workers

E tū's Assistant National Secretary JOHN RYALL says the problems with funding the pay equity settlement should not detract from the justice of delivering higher pay for care workers.

Indian nurses as caregivers in New Zealand

NYEMUDZAI ESTHER NGOCHA-CHADEROPA shares the stories of four Indian nurses working as caregivers in New Zealand residential aged care facilities. Their experiences – at times distressing – differ significantly from their expectations of life and work in New Zealand.

Older cancer patients rate own physical abilities as better than their caregivers do

Older cancer patients and their caregivers often differ in their assessment of the patient’s physical abilities, with caregivers generally rating the patient’s physical function as poorer, according to a new study published in The Oncologist.
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