Historic equity deal signed today

2 May 2017

Care worker Kristine Bartlett today signed the historic equity pay settlement affecting around 55,000 aged care sector caregivers and health care assistants after a long campaign that she was the public face of.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and representatives from the Ministry of Health, ACC, district health boardss and unions that negotiated the settlement - which will cost $2 billion over five years - at a ceremony at Parliament today.

The staggered pay equity settlement starts to take affect from July this year.  Read more about the background and impact of the deal at sister publication INsite.

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