Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health and Addiction Support Workers

Health Minister Dr David Clark is pleased to announce an estimated 5,000 mental health and addiction support workers will soon receive the same pay rates as care and support workers.

“This Government is committed to pay equity and lifting wages, particularly for our lowest paid workers,” said David Clark.

In an agreement with unions and employers, the Government will extend the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act to include mental health and addiction support workers.

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