22 Jun 2018

Pay equity for mental health and addiction support workers

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:16 pm on 22 June 2018

The government has announced that mental health and addiction support workers will be awarded the same pay rates as care and support workers who won an historic case last year.

The health minister has expanded the legislation as a result of that win to include those working in mental health and addiction support jobs.

It will mean a substantial wage increase for up to half of those workers.

PSA assistant secretary Kerry Davies speaks to Jesse about getting the deal done.

Minister of Health David Clark talking with journalists

Minister of Health David Clark talking with journalists Photo: VNP / Phil Smith