June 8,2017

See HCHA's submission to the Health Select Committee on the Care and Support (Pay Equity) Settlement Bill currently before the House

Whilst we support the uplift in wages for our staff, we submitted that two key areas of the Bill needed to be amended.  One was on funding and the other on training.   We advised the Committee that the Government is underfunding the implementation of pay equity whilst requiring legislation to compel employers to pay.  The outcome for our already underfunded sector is ruinous.

See also our press release on this issue.

Canterbury members working hard to ensure safety and service after earthquake

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Association members in Christchurch report that they had a frantically busy weekend, making sure that all clients were safe, and endeavouring to manage rosters.  This has been made all the more stressful because of access problems due to the state of the roads, and, this week, because of the closure of schools (many support workers have school aged children).  One provider reports that a staff member has lost her home.

NZHHA has extended its empathy and messages of support to Christchurch provider members at this very stressful time.

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