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Member meetings to vote on the Employers' Offer

Meeting dates will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.

DHB MECA 2017  

MECA bargaining update 17 October 2017

Negotiations have finally come to an end. Thank you to everyone who sent in photos of solidarity, it’s great to see the support that DHB MECA members have in the wider community. We will announce the winning team/ward by the end of the week.

Employers Offer

Your bargaining team will meet on 8 November to focus on working through the detail of the employers offer so that it is ready to present to members.

A fuller update will be sent to all members after 8 November and a summary of the employers offer will be distributed to members before meetings begin.


Meetings will be held between 20 November and 8 December.

A timetable of meetings at each DHB will be available from your delegate soon.

We ask all DHB members covered by the MECA to attend one of the meetings and vote on the employers offer.

Ngā mihi,

Lesley Harry on behalf of the negotiating team


Great photos of support from Pets, Community and Doctors at Southland Hospital follow.

Southland Hospital Pets go purple


Southland Hospital Community goes purple


Southland Hospital Doctors go purple