Hospice members begin national negotiations.NZNO NZNO New Zealand Nurses Organisation members in 16 hospices throughout the country are preparing for their first ever multi-employer collective agreement (MECA MECA Maine College of Art
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The principle is parity with the national district health board (DHB DHB District Health Board (New Zealand)
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A vote on whether to settle a binding collective agreement will be put to the members at a meeting in which the majority decision of the members will be binding on all members.
For some NZNO members this with be their first collective agreement after being on individual employment agreements. Members at Hospice Wanganui and Arohanui are two groups keen to see the MECA in place.
NZNO's negotiating team is: Libby Jensen, registered nurse (RN), Otago Community Hospice; Kirsty Robertson, enrolled nurse (EN), Hospice Southland; Roberta Jones, HCA HCA,
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Sadly NZNO members at Cranford Hospice in Hawke's Bay