The introduction of the Sleepover Wages (Settlement) Bill is good news, and gives certainty to disabled people and their families, and to staff who do sleepovers.
Following an offer by IDEA Services, we are delighted that a possible settlement to the sleepover issue has been reached, subject to the approval of government, union members and IDEA Services.
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that there are grounds for IDEA Services to appeal the sleepover case. The Supreme Court is the highest court in New Zealand and therefore the last avenue that IDEA Services has to appeal the case.
IDEA Services is considering today’s Court of Appeal decision on the ‘sleepover’ case between IDEA Services and the Service and Food Workers Union.
The potential $176 million liability faced by IDEA Services and Timata Hou because of the Employment Court sleepover decision gave them no choice but to request Government appoint a statutory manager.
IHC continues to look to government for a solution to the wage demand by the Service and Food Workers Union.