Pay equity settlement - Aged Residential Care

Operational Policy Document

The Ministry of Health recognises the important role of care and support workers and the services that they provide. It is committed to both the implementation of the Settlement Agreement across all parties and the ongoing management of these critical services.

This is an operational policy document for the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement. There are different versions specific to providers of Aged Residential Care, Home and Community Services and Community Residential Living. The purpose of these documents is to provide guidance on the implementation of Settlement Agreement for the Vote Health funded sector.

Support is available

If you have any questions relating to the settlement following 1 July, please contact your funder in the first instance.

The Ministry has prepared a guide for payroll managers on implementing new pay rates under the Settlement. This is available to download from our Information for providers page

CareerForce (0800 277 486) will respond to questions about qualification translation.

Frequently asked questions can be found in the Employer factsheets on the Information for providers page.

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