Metlifecare Ratification – December 2023

Kia ora koutou E tū members of Metlifecare.
Below are the details of the bargaining terms of settlement.
Please read the summary and terms of settlement before voting.
If you have any questions, please call our organisers at 0800186466 or join us at the digital meetings to hear the offer and ask your questions.

Digital Zoom meeting details

Monday 11 December: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Tuesday 12 December: 10.30 pm – 11.30 pm (Night)
Wednesday 13 December: 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Join the Zoom Meeting Here (It is the same link for all meetings).
Meeting ID: 608 440 9122
Passcode:  123456

Voting opens Friday 8 December 2023 and closes at 4 pm on Thursday 14 December 2023.


While the unions continue to progress an updated Care and Support Pay Equity deal, we needed to negotiate an increase from the aged care employers. After a meeting between unions, employer reps and funders (tripartite industry meeting), employers were recommended to increase the minimum industry rates for caregivers by 3%.

We then needed to negotiate an agreement from each employer that they would honour this. Your negotiation team have agreed to bring Metlifecare’s offer out to members for ratification now that we have the 3% in the package.

If you have your membership number and are ready to vote…

Summary of offer

Full details are in terms of settlement below
1) Term 1 August 2023 to 31 July 2024
2) Wages Service staff and Cooks 4% increase on paid and printed from 1 August 2023
3) HCA/Caregivers 2% top-up to industry rates from 1 January 2024. This brings caregivers up to the same 3% as the other employers as MLC was already paying 1% higher.
4) Nurses separate funding was provided for their increases
5) Commitment to provide training within 3 years.
6) Commitment to pay equity

Complete terms of settlement

Tracked change collective agreement