Proposed pay increase for care and support workers

Following tripartite discussions, it has been proposed that service providers across the Home and Community, Disability, Mental Health & Addictions, and Aged Residential Care sectors consider increasing wage rates for care and support workers (CSWs) by 3% from funding made available from funders, effective 1 July 2023.

The purpose of this sector proposal is to outline a collective approach to ensure sector consistency.  It is not a formal agreement or mechanism that can bind any party.  However, some of the funding offered is tagged to this purpose.

Tripartite discussion and sector proposal document

The four relevant peak bodies and three unions have agreed to share this proposal document with its member providers to encourage them to consider increasing pay for care and support workers by 3% by 1 July 2023. Te Whatu Ora agreed to publish the document on the website.