Collective agreements

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:

  • pay
  • hours of work
  • overtime
  • holiday pay

as well as health and safety regulations and human rights.

Download a collective agreement

Major collective agreements are available below as PDFs. 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 nurses@nzno.org.nz.

ABI Rehabilitation July 2023 to July 2025

Access Community Health July 2022 to June 2023

Akaroa Health Ltd February 2022 to January 2024

Aranui Home and Hospital Ltd July 2021 to June 2022

Arohanui Hospice Service Trust September 2021 to June 2023

Arowhenua Whānau Services September 2021 to August 2022

Ashburn Psychiatric Healthcare October 2023 to September 2024

Ativas Ltd TA Cairnfield House March 2024 to October 2024

Bidwill Trust Hospital Timaru March 2023 to May 2024

Birthcare Auckland Limited September 2022 to October 2024

Boulcott Private Hospital April 2024 to March 2025

Brackenridge July 2020 - 30 June 2022

Braemar Hospital Ltd April 2023 to August 2024

BUPA Care Services NZ Ltd MUCA July 2023 to June 2024

BUPA Care Services NZ Ltd Senior Nurses September 2023 to October 2024

Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd July 2023 to June 2024

Central Otago Health Services Ltd November 2022 to October 2023

Christchurch Methodist Mission Wesleycare Home and Hospital October 2022 to October 2023

CHT Healthcare Trust July 2023 to June 2024

Clutha Community Health First November 2023 to November 2024

Crest Hospital July 2022 to 2023

Cranford Hospice September 2023 to August 2025

Department of Corrections 2023 - 2025

East Care Ltd  April 2023 to June 2024

Enliven Presbyterian Support Central April 2024 to June 2025

Evolution Healthcare NZ Limited July 2021 to June 2024

Four Hospice MECA 1 September 2022 - 31 August 2023 

Golden Bay Community Health September 2022 to August 2024

Gore Health August 2021 to July 2022

Grace Hospital May 2023 to June 2024

Gracedale Care Ltd August 2021 to July 2023

Healthcare of NZ Ltd and NZCare Group Ltd 1 November 2022 to 31 October 2023

Heritage Lifecare Ltd Heritage Lifecare (BPA) Ltd November 2022 to June 2023

Hetherington House March 2023 to September 2024

Hillview Trust Inc May 2021 to April 2023

Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust September 2022 to August 2024

Hospice MECA July 2023 - January 2025

Hospice Mid-Northland September 2022 to August 2024

Hospice Southland Charitable Trust July 2023 to June 2025

Hospice Taranaki September 2021 to June 2024

Hospice Whanganui September 2021 to August 2023

Howick Baptist Home and Hospital July 2021 to June 2023

Kaikohe Care November 2023 to November 2025 

Kawerau SS Trust Board Mountain View July 2023 to June 2024

Kensington Hospital Ltd August 2023 to August 2025

Knox Home Trust Board September 2023 to August 2024

Labtests July 2022 to December 2023

Leslie Groves Hospital and Rest Home October 2022 to September 2023

Little Sisters of the Poor August 2023 to July 2024

Maniototo Health Services August 2023 to November 2024

Manuka Street Hospital Limited October 2023 to September 2025

Marne Street Hospital Ltd October 2023 to September 2024

Mercy Ascot April 2023 to August 2024 

Mercy Hospice Auckland  April 2022 to March 2024

Mercy Hospital Dunedin March 2022 to March 2024

Mercy Parklands August 2021 to August 2023

Metlifecare Care Limited August 2023 to July 2024

Nazareth Charitable Trust July 2023 to June 2024

Nelson Tasman Region Hospice September 2021 to August 2023

New Zealand Blood and Organ Service March 2023 to March 2025

New Zealand Clinical Research OpCo August 2023 to March 2024

Ngāti  Porou Hauora January 2021 to December 2022

Ngāti Porou Oranga January 2023 to December 2024

North Haven Hospice  September 2022 to August 2024

Nurse Maude September 2022 to August 2023

Oceania Healthcare MUCA April 2023 to March 2024

Parkwood Lodge July 2023 to July 2024

Piki Te Ora Health Inc October 2023 to September 2024

Presbyterian Support Otago October 2023 to September 2024

Presbyterian Support Southland October 2023 to September 2024

Primary Health Care MECA  September 2023 to June 2024

Radius Residential Care Ltd August 2022 to August 2023

Ranfurly Village Hospital July 2023 to June 2024

Royal NZ Plunket Trust July 2023 to June 2024

Serco Auckland South Corrections Facility July 2022 to June 2025

Sexual Wellbeing Aotearoa September 2023 to November 2024

South Canterbury Hospice September 2021 to August 2024

Southern Cross Healthcare Ltd (Rotorua Hospital) July 2022 to June 2023

Southern DHB Southland Administrative February 2019 to Jan 2022

St Andrews Village July 2022 to June 2024

St Georges Hospital July 2023 to June 2025

Summerset Collective October 2023 to September 2024

Tamaki Health MECA JUly 2023 to June 2024

Te Arahanga Ki Tahwhiti Ngāti Hine Health Trust July 2021 to June 2022

Te Aroha and District Health Services Charitable Trust August 2023 to July 2024

Te Omanga Hospice Trust September 2021 to August 2024

Te Oranganui Trust (Inc) July 2022 to June 2023

Te Rau Kōkiri Raukura Hauora o Tainui July 2022 to June 2023

Te Rau Kōkiri Te Manu Toroa September 2021 to August 2023

Te Rau Kōkiri Whakawhiti Ora Pai May 2022 to May 2023

Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira Inc Ora Toa July 2022 to March 2024

Te Whatu Ora 31 March 2023 – 31 October 2024

The Anglican Methodist South Canterbury Glenwood Home Trust August 2022 to July 2023

The Care Village October 2022 to September 2023

The Dutch Village September 2022 to August 2023

The Fono Trust July 2022 to June 2023

The Knox Home Trust Board September 2022 to August 2023

The Selwyn Foundation July 2023 to September 2024

THINK Haurora July 2020 to January 2022

Total Care Health Services Ltd November 2022 to November 2023

Totara Hospice July 2021 to June 2024

Tranquillity Bay Care Ltd September 2023 to September 2024

Trinity Home and Hospital September 2022 to August 2024

Union and Community Health Centre Inc October 2021 to September 2023

Waiheke Health Trust & Waiheke Health Ltd June 2022 to May 2024

Waihi Lifecare 2018 Ltd July 2022 to June 2023

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Wairarapa Limited Partnership August 2023 to July 2024

Waitaki District Health Services September 2023 to October 2024

Wellington Primary Health Care Services June 2023 to June 2024

Whakarongorau Aotearoa March 2023 to June 2024

Whangaroa Health Services Trust June 2023 to May 2024

Whitecross July 2023 to June 2024

Windsorcare July 2023 to June 2024