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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 previous MECA was signed in July 2018. It expired on 31 July 2020 and continued in force for up to 12 months while bargaining continued. 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.

A revised offer was presented to NZNO on 17 September 2021 (updated 20 September) and was accepted on 15 October 2021. 

 

Media Release

NZNO MECA: DHBs and Nurses Union settle pay talks 15 October 2021 [103kb]

 15 October 2021

 

Offer documents 

20 DHB NZNO Bargaining Update 220921 [269kb]

 A summary of the key elements of the revised 20 DHB offer to NZNO on 17 September.
 27 September 2021

20 DHB NZNO Bargaining Update A3 220921 [268kb]
This A3 contains the same information as the Bargaining Update (above) but for ease of use can be printed out as an A3 or a brochure.

27 September 2021

 

20 DHB NZNO Bargaining FAQs 220921 [137kb]
Questions and answers about the revised 20 DHB offer to NZNO on 17 September.

27 September 2021

20 DHB NZNO MECA Proposed Salary Table and Scales 220921 [141kb]At a glance - the proposed salary table and scales.

27 September 2021

 


Other key documents     

ERA Minute and Recommendations 090921 [3mb]
Employment Relations Authority decision following facilitated bargaining between the 20 DHBs and NZNO.

27 September 2021

 

ERA Healthy Workplaces Agreement 090921 [385kb]Schedule 2 of the ERA Minute and Recommendations covering the provision of safe staffing and a safe and healthy workplace.

27 September 2021

20 DHB NZNO Pay Equity Memorandum of Understanding 170921 [316kb]The memorandum of understanding between the 20 DHBs and NZNO for a partial payment in advance of the NZNO pay equity claim for nurses.

27 September 2021

 

20 DHB NZO MECA Terms of Settlement 200921 [961kb]The 20 DHB NZNO MECA signed Terms of Settlement 170921 (updated 200921).

27 September 2021

 

20 DHB NZNO Revised MECA 200921 [312kb]The revised 20 DHB NZNO MECA reflecting, in track changes, the latest proposal.

27 September 2021

 


Media Releases
 

Previous media releases

NZNO MECA: DHBs say let's use pay equity to stop strikes and find a solution  
17 Aug 2021 [114kb]


NZNO MECA: DHBs seek ruling on emergency cover by union members  
02 Aug 2021 [107kb]
 NZNO MECA: DHBs talk to NZNO to advance settlement 
30 July 2021 [101kb]
 NZNO MECA: DHBs surprised by nurses 'No' vote
29 July 2021 [111kb]
 NZNO MECA: DHBs offer to settle NZNO MECA
16 July 2021 [104kb]
 NZNO MECA: DHBs focused on settlement
06 July 2021 [105kb]
 NZNO MECA: DHBs disappointed by strike ballot
29 June 2021 [262kb]
 NZNO MECA: DHBs' 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 fact sheets

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

 

PSA Nurses and MERAS Midwives Agreement

The 20 DHBs have also been bargaining with PSA for their Nurses MECAs and MERAS for their midwives MECA. Agreement has been reached with both unions.


Media Releases
 

PSA Nurses and MERAS Midwives settle pay talks Updated   
17 Sept 2021 [103kb]


 

Last updated: 15/10/21