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Pay Equity Claims

Care and Support Workers

The PSA, NZNO and E Tū unions have taken a pay equity claim against a representative group of 15 employers of care and support workers in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Pay Equity Claim for Care and Support Workers - July 2022

The Claims

Pay Equity Claim: Health and Disability Care and Support

The PSA and E tū (the Unions) formally raise a claim on behalf of care and support workers employed by the Employers, and those doing the same or similar work. The claim is raised under the Equal Pay Act 1972 (as amended 2020) (the Act).

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Pay Equity Claim: Frontline Managers and Co-ordinators

The PSA and E tū (the Unions) formally raise a claim on behalf of frontline managers and coordinators and those doing the same or similar work employed by the Employers (set out in Appendix 2), (The Claim). The Claim is raised under the Equal Pay Act 1972 (as amended 2020) (the Act).

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General Updates

The PSA, NZNO and E Tū unions filed a pay equity claim against a representative group of 15 employers of care and support workers on 1 July 2022. It is anticipated that if, and when, a pay equity settlement is reached, the Government will look at extending the benefits of any settlement to workers performing the same work in the wider care and support sector.

These general sector updates, and the FAQs provide information about the Care and Support Worker Pay Equity Claim - including background to the claim, progress and next steps, and potential future impacts for employers and their staff in the wider sector. General sector updates will be issued as information comes to hand.

In addition, we will continue to develop the FAQs and notify members when changes have been made.  Please note that the FAQs relate primarily to the Care and Support Worker Pay Equity Claim.    

A separate claim has been lodged for frontline managers and co-ordinators in the sector.  That claim is progressing in parallel, however it was lodged later and is less advanced than the care and support worker pay equity claim.

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