10 March 2023
This is a summary with some comment on the key aspects of proposed changes to the Metlifecare Collective Agreement.
Please refer to the full signed terms of settlement for all the changes (underneath the table).
Thank you to the team who helped put this together.
|Term||12 Month Term 1/8/2022 to 31/7/2023. We will be bargaining again later this year, maybe August.|
|Pay Equity rates Caregiver rates||Increase the printed rates by 1% from 1/4/2023. This is a small advance on expected pay equity outcome.|
|Pay Parity Registered Nurses||Registered Nurses minimum printed rates increase from 1/8/2022 and Government funding for Nurses will provide increases 1/4/2023|
|Service’s staff||Printed rates in printed scale are upgraded. Minimum increase on paid rates is 5% from 1/8/22, see scale.|
|Allowances||Increase weekend allowance from $3.50 to $3.80 from 1/4/2023. All workers are entitled to the weekend allowance $3.80 1/4/2023. Increase night shift allowance from $14 to $15 from 1/4/2023.|
|Medication allowance||$5.00 paid max one competent grade 4 caregiver per shift.1/4/2023.|
|Education||Clarity for Course fees, includes on line, and time to be paid|
|Public holiday||Provides a calculation formula for part timers if they do not have a regular shift pattern.|
|Te Tiriti||Commitment to work together to broaden understanding.|
|Metlifecare Days||We will provide reference to recently announced Metlifecare policy, entitlement to claim 3 Wellness days and birthday leave.|
Noting that Metlifecare policy on these days deflected our claim for additional sick pay. Noting entitlement arises from policy.
|Other settlements||Each of the settlements with the major chains have been a little different, this proposed settlement is broadly in line.|
|Voting||The online vote will open on Friday 24 March 2023 at 9am and close on 28 March 2023 at 4pm.|
Full terms of settlement
Collective agreement with tracked changes
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