Story: Care and carers

Care worker pay settlement

In 2017, the government reached a pay equity settlement with around 55,000 care and support workers. The agreement, which excluded caregivers who looked after family members, was labelled unfair by parents who provided full-time care for their disabled children.  

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Care and carers - Care of people with disabilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/46884/care-worker-pay-settlement (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 May 2018