As the Labour Government retreats from the election battlefield, a potential landmine remains for the next Minister of Health: the stalled pay equity claim for care and support workers.
Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall tried in the final phases of her leadership to settle the claim and could not get her cabinet colleagues across the line. It was a lost last chance to dare greatly in the final weeks of her government. The 16,500 care workers covered by the claim, 93% of them women, now face further delays.
Take your Radio, Podcasts and Music with you