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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.

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

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.

Aged care sector puts pressure on Govt to sort out immigration

A new report highlighting the looming aged care worker shortage calls for action from the new Government to address the problems arising from the immigration settings introduced earlier this year.

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.

Mental health workers look to new Govt for equal pay settlement

Mental health support workers are clinging to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's pre-election assurance that mental health workers would be included in the equal pay settlement, which applies only to aged care, disability, and home support workers.

It’s ok to grieve: coping with a death of a resident or client

People working in residential aged care, home and community support services and retirement villages are likely to encounter the death of a resident or client. Australian provider Karuna says it's ok to grieve, and suggests some coping strategies.
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