Agreement on salary increases to address historical sex-based undervaluation of allied scientific and technical health practitioners has been made between APEX, PSA & Te Whatu Ora. The proposed settlement would result in allied, scientific, and technical health practitioners across Te Whatu Ora receiving a wide range of pay adjustments from 0 – 40%.
APEX Advocate, David Munro says that “This has been a process we have been working on for over two years, just to be able to present an offer to our members. To the extent that our members have suffered from sex-based discrimination in their pay rates, we are pleased to have made this progress’ However, Mr Munro also acknowledged that whilst most members will benefit from the settlement, some occupational groups such as psychologists and MRI technicians, will not. ‘Now it is up to the members to decide if this settlement should be ratified and if so, come into force.’ he said.
APEX members employed by Te Whatu Ora will now progress to considering the pay equity offer and vote on whether to accept or reject it in the coming weeks.