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Current negotiations

New Zealand Nurses Organisation bargaining

The 20 District Health Boards and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) are bargaining for their multi-employer collective agreement (MECA).

The current MECA was signed in July 2018. It expired on 31 July 2020 and continues in force for up to 12 months while bargaining continues. It covers Nurses (Nurse Practitioners, Senior Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Enrolled Nurses), Registered and Senior Midwives and Health Care Assistants who are NZNO members employed by DHBs.

On 24 February and on 25 March 2021, the 20 DHBs tabled offers with NZNO. On 27 May, DHBs presented a third offer.

20 DHB NZNO MECA Offer 27 May 2021 [9Mb]

The key elements of the offer

20 DHB NZNO MECA Terms of Settlement 27 May 2021 [522kb]

The DHB Letter of Offer and Terms of Settlement for the revised offer of 27 May 2021 


Media Release

NZNO MECA: DHB's strike contingency response going to plan 9 June 2021 [115kb]

NZNO MECA: DHBs disappointed by strike action 7 June 2021 [257kb]

NZNO MECA: DHBs look to mediation to resolve pay talks 14 May 2021 [116kb] 

NZNO MECA: DHBs disappointed offers of pay rises dismissed 13 April 2021 [154kb]

 
for more information

DHB nurses and midwives workforce fact sheet [214kb]

9 March 2021

Information about the DHB nursing and midwifery workforce

DHB nurses and midwives NZNO remuneration fact sheet [241kb]

9 March 2021

Information about DHB nurses and midwives NZNO remuneration

Last updated: 10/6/21