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When will older people’s oral health be a priority?

New research about the poor state of older New Zealanders’ oral health raises questions about whether we are really taking this important health issue seriously. By Jude Barback.

Discriminatory and unfair: Family carer policies under attack again

New research raises fresh concerns about family carer payment policies. The Government is investigating but change can’t come fast enough for family carers.

Ray Lind resigns as Careerforce CEO

JUDE BARBACK catches up with Careerforce’s Ray Lind, who today announced his resignation from the industry training organisation.

No signs of an ANZSCO review any time soon

Aged care providers relying on migrant workers are eager to see the review of the skills classification system ANZSCO get underway as promised. However, there is no sign of the review happening any time soon.

Opinion: Elisabeth Kennedy – why interRAI makes aged care nursing such a hard job

In this honest and confronting opinion piece, Registered Nurse ELISABETH KENNEDY explains how trying to keep on top of interRAI training led her to neglect her role and her health.

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.

Employers anxious mental health worker settlement won’t be fully funded

The Government's intentions to extend the pay equity settlement to mental health and addiction support workers has been welcomed, but employers want to see the new settlement fully funded.

Dunsford Ward rest home closure to go ahead

Westport rest home and hospital will close by March.

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.

Ray Lind: the benefits and challenges of Pay Equity

On reflecting on 2017, Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND says the Pay Equity settlement, while welcome, has not been without its challenges
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