Pay equity settlement recognises undervaluation of community social workers

25 October 2022 - Social Service Providers Aotearoa is today welcoming a landmark Cabinet agreement to settle a pay equity claim against five representative iwi and community social serviceorganisations. As announced by Minita Kelvin Davis, Cabinet has approved the pay equity settlement and funding to address the undervaluation of ‘workers performing social work’ at Barnardos,Christchurch Methodist Mission, Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services, Stand Tū Māia and Wellington Sexual Abuse Help. Social Service Providers Aotearoa has co-ordinated and representedthe social service organisations in the claim since it was lodged in August 2019 by the PSA. Read the media release here.