Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act 2017

Schedule 2 Minimum hourly wages

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1 Hourly wage rates for workers employed before 1 July 2017

(1)

The hourly wage for a care and support worker who is employed by an employer immediately before 1 July 2017 is the greater of the worker’s hourly wage under clause 2 and the applicable amount in the following table:

Worker’s length of service with employer1 July 2017 to 30 June 20181 July 2018 to 30 June 20191 July 2019 to 30 June 20211 July 2021 to 30 June 2022
Less than 3 years$19.00$19.80$20.50$21.50
3 years or more but less than 8 years$20.00$21.00$21.50$23.00
8 years or more but less than 12 years$21.00$22.50$23.00$25.00
12 years or more, if subclause (2) applies$22.50$23.50$24.50$26.00
12 years or more, if subclause (2) does not apply$23.50$24.50$25.50$27.00

(2)

This subclause applies to a care and support worker if—

(a)

the worker commenced employment with the employer on or after 1 July 2005; and

(b)

the worker has not attained a level 4 qualification; and

(c)

the worker’s employer has provided the support necessary for the worker to attain a level 4 qualification.

(3)

In this clause, a care and support worker’s length of service is the length of time that the worker has been continuously employed by the worker’s current employer (but, if paragraph (a)(vii) of the definition of continuous employment in section 5 applies, includes the length of time that the worker was continuously employed by the worker’s previous employer).

2 Hourly wage rates for workers employed on or after 1 July 2017

The hourly wage for a care and support worker who commences employment with an employer on or after 1 July 2017 is the applicable amount in the following table:

Worker’s level of qualification1 July 2017 to 30 June 20181 July 2018 to 30 June 20191 July 2019 to 30 June 20211 July 2021 to 30 June 2022
No relevant qualification$19.00$19.80$20.50$21.50
Level 2 qualification$20.00$21.00$21.50$23.00
Level 3 qualification$21.00$22.50$23.00$25.00
Level 4 qualification$23.50$24.50$25.50$27.00
3 Adjustment for year ending 30 June 2022

(1)

This clause applies if the compound annual growth rate for the Labour Cost Index for the period starting on 1 July 2017 and ending on 30 June 2021 is more than 1.7%, in which case the result of the following formula will be greater than 0.017:

(a ÷ b)0.25 − 1

where—

a

is the Labour Cost Index at 30 June 2021

b

is the Labour Cost Index at 30 June 2017.

(2)

If this clause applies, the hourly wage for a care and support worker for the period beginning on 1 July 2021 and ending on 30 June 2022 is calculated as follows:

a × (((b − c) ÷ c) + 1)

where—

a

is the worker’s hourly wage under clause 1 or 2

b

is the Labour Cost Index at 30 June 2021

c

is the Labour Cost Index at 30 June 2017.

(3)

In this clause, Labour Cost Index means the Labour Cost Index (all sectors, salary and wage rates, including overtime) published by Statistics New Zealand.