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Notice to members: membership fee increase effective 1 April 2015

At NZNO's 2004 Annual General Meeting, members agreed NZNO could increase fees annually, in line with the consumer price index (CPI), a measure of the cost of living in New Zealand. Delegates saw this as an effective way of addressing rising costs of delivering core services to members, while preventing significant increases once every few years. This approach was seen as successfully keeping fees as low as possible, without reducing core services.

From 1 April 2014 fees increased by 1.7 per cent, in line with the CPI. The board of directors, at its meeting on 15 October 2015, considered a proposal from chief executive Memo Musa to increase fees in line with the CPI, approving an increase of 1.9 per cent from 1 April 2015. The approved increase is lower than the projected CPI increase of 2.4 per cent, which the board considered too high, given the lower percentage salary increases employers are passing on to NZNO members.

Fee increases of 1.9 per cent are effective from 1 April 2015, and will ensure NZNO continues to deliver its core business to members, while continuing to keep fees as low as possible and minimising the need for significant fee hikes.

NZNO is both a professional organisation and a registered union that delivers substantial benefits to members. No other organisation can provide the nursing team with all the functions of a registered union and of a professional association, including first rate legal and indemnity insurance protection, for one modest membership fee.

We are committed to providing 'best practice' member support in all areas of our operations.

What you need to do

  • If your NZNO membership subscription is deducted by your employer, you don't need to do anything
  • If you pay your NZNO membership subscription by automatic payment or online payments, please change your payments to the new rate so as to take effect on 1 April 2015.

If you have any questions please email the NZNO Membership Team at membership@nzno.org.nz

 

2015 membership fees

An increase to NZNO fees (reflecting the annual increase in the consumer price index) takes effect on 1 April 2015.

NZNO Membership Fees effective 1 April 2015

Criteria
Annual
Half Yearly
Quarterly
Monthly
Twice Monthly
Fortnightly
Registered nurses and midwives, Health Professionals New Zealand members not affiliated to their professional bodies and not mentioned elsewhere $522.21 $261.11 $130.55 $43.52 $21.76 $20.09
Enrolled nurses, registered obstetric nurses and College of Midwives members, Health Professionals New Zealand members with affiliations to their own professional bodies $417.12 $208.56 $104.28 $34.76 $17.38 $16.04
Caregivers, Health Care Assistants, aides, Karitane nurses, clerical, non-clerical support workers and all other support workers $314.19 $157.10 $78.55 $26.18 $13.09 $12.08

Reduced Fee Categories

Criteria
Annual
Half Yearly
Quarterly
Monthly
Twice Monthly
Fortnightly
Caregivers, Health Care Assistants, aides, Karitane nurses, clerical, non-clerical support workers and all other support workers who have declared their income to be less than $26,000 gross per annum.
Does not include RNs & ENs.
$247.00 $123.50 $61.75 $20.58 $10.29 $9.50
Low income earners (if approved by NZNO), members income who have declared under $19,000 gross per annum.
Does not include RNs & ENs.
$196.10 $98.05 $49.03 $16.34 $8.17 $7.54

Reduced fee earners (if approved by NZNO), those on parental and full time postgraduate study leave, members not in nursing practice, unwaged, enrolled bridging students working part-time, members of another union affiliated to CTU.

$196.10 $98.05 $49.03 $16.34 $8.17 $7.54

 

Undergraduate students of nursing and midwifery, unwaged new graduates and those retired from nursing who wish to retain full membership

with own copy of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand

$84.50

without own copy of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand

$43.00

Notes:

Students who are also working full time or part time in any of the membership categories (eg caregiver etc) are required to pay the membership fee that applies to the work they do. They can also apply for the reduced fee subsidy.

Reduced fees: At the September 2009 AGM a remit was passed which excludes RNs/RMs and ENs from the Reduced Fee subsidy. Additionally:

  • A new reduced fee rate for those earning less than $26,000 gross per annum was introduced. See rate chart above.
  • Members earning less than $19,000 gross per annum qualify for the low income subsidy.
  • A declaration of income needs to be made each year of membership.

The Board of Directors has set criteria for special consideration of a reduced fee option for RNs/RMs and ENs.

Queries regarding reduced fee applications (PDF)

Download or view the 2015 NZNO fee structure (PDF, 200KB)