15 Aug 2017

Pay parity for mental health carers

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:28 pm on 15 August 2017

Unions and the Government are now locked in a battle over whether careworkers who look after people with mental health issues should get pay parity with those who work with the elderly, and whether the work is similar. 

Vicki Harmon is a Christchurch careworker who has done both, so we ask her how difficult and different each role is.

A care worker pushes an elderly woman in a rest home out for fresh air.

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