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Media releases

Employment Relations 2019

Midwives and DHB's settle pay talks [110kb]

12 April

DHBs announce a settlement has been reached with midwives covered by the MERAS (Midwifery Employee Representation & Advisory Service).

 

Resident Medical Officers Bargaining 2019

Strikes unnecessary now facilitation set

24 April 2019

DHBs are urging resident medical officers to withdraw planned strike action and let ERA do its job. 

DHBs welcome ERA decision [80kb]

15 April 2019

DHBs welcome the Employment Relations Authority’s decision to grant facilitation and are available to meet as soon as possible.

DHBs say time for cool heads [85kb]

12 April 2019

DHBs say the planned five-day strike from Monday 29 April by some Resident Medical Officers is unnecessary, uncalled for and disproportionate when there's a process underway to find a settlement.

RDA members urged to consider offer [100kb]

5 April 2019

DHBs are asking the RDA to let its members see the settlement offer that's been made before they consider another strike.

RDA Strike Notice withdrawn [89kb]

4 April 2019

DHBs are pleased the planned RDA strike before Easter has been called off.

Union action duplicitous [95kb]

29 March 2019

DHBs say the four-day strike threatened by the Resident Doctors' Association is a union trying to cause disruption to services to distract from the key issue at the heart of this dispute.

DHBs open to further talks [89kb]

8 March 2019

DHBs are disappointed the Resident Doctors' Association cut short mediation in Auckland yesterday.

DHBs take legal action [88kb]

18 February 2019

DHBs gear up for next strikes [90kb]

14 February 2019

Official information request for RMOs working during 29 to 30 January strike [100kb]

5 February 2019

DHBs cope well with RDA strike - remain committed to good faith bargaining [102kb]

30 January 2019

DHBs remain open to talks [90kb]

29 January 2019

Mediation fails to prevent strike [96kb] 

24 January 2019

The RDA has rejected attempts to resolve the current rostering dispute and intends to strike again.

Official information request for RMOs working during the 48 hour strike [274kb]

23 January 2019

DHBs cope well with RDA strike [91kb]

16 January 2019

Hospitals are coping well with the Resident Doctor's Association 48 hour strike.

DHBs dispute union’s claims about bargaining [87kb]

11 January 2019

DHBs disappointed by RDA strike action [91kb]

10 January 2019

DHBs disappointed by strike threat [92kb]

1 January 2019

 

NZNO MECA bargaining 2018 

DHBs welcome ‘Yes’ vote [189kb]

District Health Boards are promising to work with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation on the issues raised by nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants during contract negotiations.

August 7 2018

District Health Boards welcome signing of Accord [185kb]

District Health Boards say the Effective Implementation Accord signed today is an important part of addressing staffing and workforce issues at the heart of the current negotiations with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

30 July 2018

Safe working and career development at the heart of joint Accord [255kb]

District Health Boards will join the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and the Ministry of Health in an agreement about staffing levels and working conditions.

27 July 2018

Revised offer to NZNO [186kb]

District Health Boards have made a revised offer to NZNO nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants.

25 July 2018

NZNO and DHBs focused on reaching settlement [259kb]

24 July 2018

NZNO and DHBs joint media statement further talks planned [256kb]

18 July 2018

Nurses’ strike concludes [188kb]

13 July 2018

DHB – strike response update [185kb]

12 July 2018

DHBs acknowledge staff and volunteers in strike response [188kb]

12 July 2018

DHBs strike contingency response going to plan [187kb]

12 July 2018

DHBs receive facilitator’s recommendation [185kb]

11 July 2018

DHBs will still try to avoid strike [269kb]

10 July 2018

DHBs seek urgent facilitation to try and avert strike action [371kb]

25 June 2018

DHBs across the country prepare for industrial action [188kb]

20 June 2018

DHBs look to prevent strike action [187kb]

18 June 2018

A significantly better offer [206kb]

28 May 2018