Addressing the impacts of pay disparities in the health funded sector

Proactive release of Ministerial decision-making documents.

Publication Date: 
25 January 2023

Cabinet paper seeking agreement to establish a tagged contingency of $40 million in 2022/23 and up to $200 million from 2023/24 that will increase pay rates for over 15,000 nursing and 5,000 healthcare workers in the health funded sector to rates similar to those paid to Te Whatu Ora | Health New Zealand-employed staff.

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  • s9(2)(f)(iv) – to maintain the constitutional conventions for the time being which protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by Ministers of the Crown and officials
  • s9(2)(g)(i) - to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions by or between or to Ministers of the Crown or members of an organisation or officers and employees of any public service agency or organisation in the course of their duty
  • s9(2)(j) - to enable a Minister of the Crown or any public service agency or organisation holding the information to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

Ministerial decision-making documents

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