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.

Pay equity settlement – 1 July looms

The July 1 deadline is looming ever closer as pay equity legislation is rushed through, Workforce Transition Tools need completing, information sessions are on offer and ratification meetings are held.

Equal pay on cards for mental health workers

The Government says it will enter equal pay negotiations for community mental health and addiction support workers.

Decision on international RN quals proving contentious

The decision to make international Registered Nurse qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3 is proving controversial with the residential aged care sector.

Careerforce highlights need for cultural competency for pay equity purposes

Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND outlines why cultural competency is significant when assessing the equivalency of international nursing qualifications.

What about us?: Mental health support workers call for pay equity

Mental health support workers say it's not fair that they have been excluded from pay equity settlement.

Aged care nurses meeting demand…for now

The number of registered nurses working in aged care facilities has increased significantly since 2011 and is "more than keeping pace" with New Zealand’s growing need for dementia, hospital and psychogeriatric care. However, could the impact of the equal pay settlement deter RNs from entering aged care nursing?

A typical day in the life of…a village manager

Andrea Allott is village manager at Bupa’s Ballarat Retirement Village in Rangiora. INsite asks her about the path she took to get into this role, what she loves about her job, and what she’d like to see change in New Zealand’s aged care and retirement industries.

Are migrant workers robbing New Zealanders of jobs in aged care?

The aged care industry has taken exception to recent immigration policies that make it harder for migrants to gain work in New Zealand. JUDE BARBACK looks critically at the immigration debate in the context of aged care.

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...

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