It is usual practice for NZNO to increase membership fees each year according to the consumer price index (CPI). We know times are tough financially for everyone, but these regular smaller increases have helped us meet our costs, which are continually on the rise. This is in contrast to more significant fee increases every few years.
An incredible amount of work is happening across NZNO under Maranga Mai!, such as Pay Equity, Pay Parity, collective agreement negotiation, member support, the staffing shortage struggle and many others. Just as the cost of living is increasing for all of us individually, those impacts are being felt in the costs of the mahi of the union.
Recognising the financial situation of many members, the Board has worked hard to limit this year’s fee increases to 5 percent from 1 April 2023, which is well below the CPI and the rate of inflation.
Further, to help cushion the effects of fee rises on our lower paid members, we have adjusted the thresholds for entitlement to lower fees. Currently members earning less than $19,000 and less than $26,000 per annum are entitled to different special discounts. From 1 April 2023 the thresholds for these rates will go up to $26,000 and $36,000 respectively, meaning more of our lower-paid members will be entitled to discounted fees.
Also, the restriction on RN and EN has been removed.
The new membership fees are set out in the table below.
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 direct debit, you don’t need to do anything – your payment will automatically adjust to the new fee.
- 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 from 1 April 2023.
- If you believe you will be eligible for one of the low-income earner discounted rates after 1 April 2023, complete the “Reduced fee form” and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions please email the NZNO Membership Team at email@example.com
|MEMBERSHIP FEES – EFFECTIVE 1 APRIL 2023
||Twice monthly (14th and 28th)
|Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Midwives, Health Professionals New Zealand members not affiliated to their professional bodies and not mentioned elsewhere.
|Enrolled nurses, Registered Obstetric Nurses and College of Midwives members, Health Professionals New Zealand members with affiliations to their own professional bodies.
|Caregivers, Health Care Assistants, Aides, Karitane nurses, Clerical, Non-Clerical Support workers and all other Support workers.
|REDUCED FEE CATEGORIES
|Members who have declared their income less than $36,000 gross per annum.
|Members who have declared their income less than $26,000 gross per annum.
|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 NZCTU.
|All Students in the BN, Midwifery or Enrolled Nurse programme who are not working in the health sector.
|Students on Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) courses or those retired from nursing but wishing to retain membership.
|Those retired from nursing but wishing to retain access to Kaitiaki Nursing New Zealand.