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Future bargaining dates

Wed 23, Thu 24 August

Thu 14, Fri 15 September

Thu 28, Fri 29 September

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DHB MECA 2017  

MECA bargaining update 28 August 2017

Next MECA bargaining dates 14 - 15 September

Kia ora koutou

There were 2 more days of negotiations on your collective agreement on the 23rd and 24th of August.

At this negotiation session your NZNO team reiterated our key issues and the respective teams discussed shared issues such as leadership development for senior nurses.

On the first day we presented the wage rates for each state of Australia and provided more detail of pay relativity comparisons with other professions employed in DHBs. On the second day the DHB representatives presented a wage scales option. This did not meet our key issues and principles and we tabled an alternative pay option for the new MECA. This issue will be discussed in more detail at the next negotiation session on the 14th and 15th of September.

We are continuing to make progress on CCDM and safe staffing. The next stage is to have another meeting with senior DHB leaders as soon as possible to discuss solutions for chronic understaffing while CCDM gets implemented in all DHBs.

Action - Go all-out purple to support your bargaining team on the 14th of September.

We've had a taste of creative member support with the 'pinch of purple' day at the start of August. Now we need a full 'go purple' day to support the next critical negotiations on the 14th. Wear, bake and decorate as much purple as you possibly can in line with your uniform policy. We need a blast of purple on our Facebook and wards, so don't hold anything back this time! Remember that creativity is always more visible and appreciated by your bargaining team.

As usual, post support pictures direct to our official Facebook page or email them to

Look forward to seeing your photos,

Your NZNO DHB MECA campaign team.