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Workers and employers are welcoming the Government’s decision to extend pay equity to all social workers across Aotearoa New Zealand’s community-based social services.The Government’s decision announced today will mean 4,600 workers will receive equitable pay for the work they are doing every day. SSPA’s Chief Executive, Dr Claire Achmad, said the pay equity extension would be felt throughout the social services community. “This is a major win for our community-based social services. This will make a tangible difference for tauwhiro, and strengthen their work with children, rangatahi and whānau. The decision sends a strong message that the essential mahi of social work is valued and recognised.”

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