The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is an 'organising union'.
This means we work together with our members to improve their lives by organising for strength, unity and power at work and within the wider community.
One of the features of unionism in the workplace is a collective approach around wages and employment conditions.
NZNO staff work with members to negotiate Collective Agreements (CAs) with employers which prescribe the rates of pay and working conditions of employment in the workplace.
Once a CA has been agreed, we work with members and their employer to ensure that the pay rates and working conditions are observed.
Through collective bargaining, and by lobbying governments with other members of the community, unions have won minimum standards for:
- hours of work
- holiday pay
as well as health and safety regulations and human rights.
Download or view a Collective Agreement
Major collective agreements are available for viewing below. If your collective agreement is not listed here and you would like a copy, please contact our member support centre on 0800 28 38 48 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plunket Main Collective Agreement 1 July 2012 - June 2013
Plunket Main Collective July 2012 - June 2013 Draft in Ratification (PDF, 42pages, 820KB)
Primary Health Care Multi Employer Collective Agreement (PHC MECA)
The PHC MECA covers the period from 1 September 2012 – 31 August 2014.
Primary Health Care MECA 2012 - 2014 (PDF, 44 pages, 768KB)
District Health Board Multi Employer Collective Agreement (DHB MECA)
As of June 2011 the Endorsement Meetings have been completed for the new 2011 DHB MECA. An update will be available shortly on the DHB MECA 2011 page.
DHB MECA 2012-2015 (PDF, 1.5MB)
Prison Services Nurses Collective Agreement
The Prison Services Nurses CA is only available to NZNO members. Click on the link below and log on to proceed.
Prison Services Nurses CA 2010-2010
Hospice Multi Employer Collective Agreement
A scanned copy of the MECA between NZNO and listed specified hospices is available below.
Hospice Multi Employer Collective Agreement (MECA), expires March 2015 (PDF)
ABI Rehabilitation Collective Agreement
A Scaned copy of the ABI Rehabilitation Collective Agreement between NzNO, PSA and ABI Rehabilitation.
ABI Rehabilitation Collective Agreement April 2012 - June 2013 (PDF)