Breakthrough for pay equity - an historic settlement and new Bill (24 April 2017) (New Zealand)

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On 18 April 2017, the Government entered into a legal settlement which has been described as providing the largest pay increase in New Zealand’s history. The settlement recognises that support workers in aged care, disability residential care, and home and community support services (together, the Services), have been paid less because these jobs are predominantly undertaken by women. Under the deal, the Government has given a NZ$2 billion undertaking over the next five years to significantly increase the remuneration of around 55,000 care workers throughout New Zealand,

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