Village Voice

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Historic Pay Increase for NZ Aged Care Workers.


Key Facts:

  • More than 55,000 workers receive a minimum pay rise of $4 and hour going up as much as $7 an hour in some cases.
  • For 20,000 workers currently on the minimum wage of $15.75 per hour, it means on July 1 they will move to at least $19 per hour, a 21 per cent pay rise.
  • For a full-time worker, this means they will be taking home around an extra $100 a week, which is over $5,000 a year.
  • An aged residential care worker on the minimum wage of $15.75 per hour, with three years' experience, would be looking at a pay rise of around $140 per week on July 1. The rate would increase by 27 per cent to $20 per hour, and progressively increase to $23 per hour by July 1, 2021 - a 46 percent increase overall.
  • With an attained Level 3 qualification, the rate would increase to $25 per hour in 2021 - a 58.7 percent overall increase.
  • The settlement would be funded through an increase of $1.856 billion to Vote Health and $192 million to ACC.
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