The Court of Appeal has upheld the Employment Court’s earlier decision on the landmark pay equity case brought by caregiver Kristine Bartlett and the Service and Food Workers’ Union (SFWU) against TerraNova Homes and Care.
A new player has emerged in New Zealand’s retirement village and aged care sectors. Nineteen privately owned retirement villages and aged care facilities are considering a proposal to amalgamate ownership under a corporate entity, Hercules Ltd.
The equal pay case between TerraNova Homes & Care Ltd and employee Kristine Bartlett on behalf of the Service and Food Workers’ Union (SFWU) was heard before the Court of Appeal at the beginning of February, after TerraNova appealed the Employment Court’s decision last year. At the time of going to print, the judges had reserved decision on the case.
NZACA chief executive Martin Taylor’s claim that the association’s new website findaresthome.co.nz is the only website in New Zealand that collates information around aged residential care into one place is disputed by Eldernet director Eleanor Bodger.
Last night’s Campbell Live feature, which accused the new management of Ranfurly War Veterans’ Home and Hospital of reducing the home’s activities programme, has been met with scorn by Graham Wilkinson, director of Retirement Assets Limited.