Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


HCHA looks forward to negotiations on travel time


MEDIA RELEASE
Home and Community Health Association

For immediate use
1 April 2014

HCHA looks forward to negotiations on travel time

The Home and Community Health Association is optimistic about the Government’s decision to begin negotiations for a sector-wide settlement over travel time for home care workers.

“We look forward to being part of the negotiations.” said HCHA CEO Julie Haggie. “The best outcome would be one where employers of home support workers can fairly compensate workers for both their travel time and their mileage, but the focus on travel time is an important step on that journey. It is heartening to know that the government has listened to providers at the centre of the dispute as well as the unions and the Association”.

Our workers play an increasingly important role in supporting the health policy of moving care closer to the home. Well trained and fairly rewarded workers can care for people living in their homes with a range of health needs – chronic conditions, dementia, serious injury and disability to name a few. To make it work for the client and for broader health budgets it needs proper resourcing, structure and consistency.”

www.nzhha.org.nz (website in transition due to name change)


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fruitful Endeavours: Kiwifruit Exports Reach Record Levels

In June 2016, kiwifruit exports rose $105 million (47 percent) from June 2015 to reach $331 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. Overall, goods exports rose $109 million (2.6 percent) in June 2016 (to $4.3 billion). More>>

ALSO:

Economic Update: RBNZ Says Rate Cut Seems Likely

The Reserve Bank will likely cut interest rates further as a persistently strong kiwi dollar makes it difficult for the bank to meet its inflation target, it said. The local currency fell. More>>

ALSO:

House Price Action Plan: RBNZ Signals National Lending Restrictions

The central bank wants to cap bank lending to property investors with a deposit of less than 40 percent at 5 percent and restore the 10 percent limit for owner-occupiers wanting to take out a mortgage with a deposit of less than 20 percent, according to a consultation paper released today. More>>

ALSO:

Sparks Fly: Gordon Campbell On China Steel Dumping Allegations

No doubt, officials on the China desk at MFAT have prided themselves on fashioning a niche position for New Zealand right in between the US and China – and leveraging off both of them! Well, as the Aussies would say, of MFAT: tell ‘em they’re dreaming. More>>

ALSO:

Loan Sharks: Finance Companies Found Guilty Of Breaching Fair Trading Act

Finance companies Budget Loans and Evolution Finance, run by former 1980s corporate high-flyer Allan Hawkins, have been found guilty of 106 charges of breaching the Fair Trading Act for misleading 21 borrowers while enforcing loan contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Post Panama Papers: Govt To Adopt Shewan's Foreign Trust Recommendations

The government will adopt all of the recommendations from former PwC chairman John Shewan to increase disclosure and introduce a register for foreign trusts with new legislation to be introduced next month. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news