Caregivers are excited at the prospect of another pay increase as the pay equity settlement rolls into its second year. Meanwhile employers have welcomed a funding supplement to assist with the increased wage costs.
A dying man's request for lobster inspired a new cookbook created especially to prepare beautiful and appetising food for people in end-of-life care.
A leaked Ministry of Health document reveals pay equity funding will see some rest homes overfunded by millions while others face closure. By JUDE BARBACK.
A Taranaki rest home is facing closure, citing struggles to stay viable in the wake of the pay equity legislation.
Here are some examples of what the pay equity settlement means for workers on the minimum wage and the three different areas of the workforce affected by today's announcement.
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.