Employees of community based non-government organisation (NGO) social service agencies are vital in ensuring the most vulnerable people in our communities receive the services they need to enhance socio-economic outcomes. In 2018 an equal pay settlement provided a 30% increase in pay to social workers in the government’s Oranga Tamariki agency but this settlement was not extended to social workers in the NGO sector. Pay inequity is one reason why NGOs struggle to recruit and retain staff. SociaLink Tauranga Moana, funded to support the social service sector in the Western Bay of Plenty, sent an online survey on pay remuneration to staff of local organisations. The survey asked questions on typo of organisation worked for, role, qualifications, time in current job, type of employment agreement, hours worked per week,salary bands; changes in job complexity and hours worked over time; pay rise frequency; changes in staffing levels by organisation.


Creator | Kaihanga
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Keywords | Kupu
Employment, Working Conditions, Pay Inequity, Social and Health Services, Not for Profit, Government, Bay of Plenty
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I represent the publisher or owner organisation of this resource
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been written outside an academic institution
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

SociaLink (2019) Pay Equity in the Social Sector Western Bay of Plenty Outcome Report. Social Link, Tauranga, Aotearoa New Zealand..

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