NZNO organiser Manny Downs and SFWU
organiser Penny Clark will be the advocates.
NZNO, the SFWU
and the PSA have launched a campaign--We are retying on you--aimed at all women MPs.
The SFWU and NZNO have also filed 2475 equal pay claims in the Employment Relations Authority.
Payne paid tribute to NZNO and SFWU members and staff who, over the years, had built the platform for this opportunity to negotiate decent wages for those doing the important work of caring for the elderly.
Radius pay rates are among the lowest in the sector and it is the only large employer NZNO and SFWU
negotiates with that has not passed on the extra aged-care funding the then Health Minister Tony Ryall announced last year.
Kristine's win in the courts and the joint campaign by the SFWU and NZNO, 'All the way for equal pay', opens a pathway for our caregiver members to be fairly paid for their valuable work," he said.
In another first, NZNO and the SFWU will hold joint celebrations with aged-care providers BUPA and Oceania, at a number of sites.
In some Wellington and Dunedin aged-care sites and others around the country, NZNO and the SFWU will hold morning teas.
SFWU national secretary John Ryall said the decision had opened the door "to a faster resolution" of equal pay and "an end to systematic historical gender discrimination in this sector".
NZNO's industrial services manager, Cee Payne, said it meant NZNO could continue to work alongside the SFWU to advance the principles of equal pay for women in Aotearoa.
The Court of Appeal's judgement, delivered late last month, has been welcomed by caregivers, the SFWU, NZNO, the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and other pay equity campaigners.
The SFWU urged the ACA not to appeal and the government to commit to properly funding caregiver wages.