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.
'Fronting Up' - NZHHA Conference 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Planning for the NZHHA 2011 Conference is well underway. The Conference will be held in Wellington (James Cook Grand Chancellor) fom 3-5 August 2011. Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health, will open the conference and also host a function in the Parliamentary legislative chamber. The programme is being developed, and speakers being sourced. We are very pleased that Gerald Pilkington will be one of the keynote speakers. Gerald works for the UK Department of Health and has developed re-ablement packages - these are short term packages of care designed to maximise users long-term independence, choice and quality of life, and to appropriately minimise ongoing support required.
A conference website is now up and running at www.hcha.org.nz/conference. Registrations open from 1 March 2011
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