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The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.

  • ASMS Directs – Executive Direct

Executive Direct – Issue 2016-2

26 April 2016 Ian Powell

Dear Member This is the second issue for 2016 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. It is sent to members after each Executive meeting. This Direct reports on the Executive meeting held on 14 April and will also be available on the ASMS website: www.asms.nz. The next regular Executive meeting is scheduled for 7 July. National DHB MECA negotiations Payroll Record membership year

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Executive Direct – Issue 2016-1

7 March 2016 Ian Powell

Dear Member This is the first issue for 2016 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. It is sent to members after each Executive meeting. This Direct reports on the Executive meeting held on 4 February and will also be available on the ASMS website: www.asms.nz. The next regular Executive meeting is scheduled for 14 April. The meeting was preceded the previous day by an informal strategic planning day of which the main focus …

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Executive Direct – Issue 2015-4

16 September 2015 Ian Powell, ASMS Executive Director

This is the fourth issue for 2015 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. It is sent to members after each Executive meeting. This Direct reports on the Executive meeting held on 10 September: next year’s national DHB MECA negotiations; ASMS Annual Conference; Medical Council recertification draft statement; DHB SMOS Salary Survey; Council of Trade Unions National Affiliates Council; Collective bargaining with non-DHB employers; Other matters; ASMS Branch Representatives: next Executive meeting; National Executive: Regional Representatives.

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Executive Direct – Issue 2015-3

20 August 2015 Ian Powell, ASMS Executive Director

This is the third issue for 2015 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. It is sent to members after each Executive meeting. This Direct reports on the Executive meeting held on 23 July: next year’s national DHB MECA negotiations; Social Impact Bonds; Australian Border Defence Act; disclosure of personal information under the Official Information Act; Doctors’ Writing Project; health and safety campaign; national workshop for ASMS Branch Presidents and Vice Presidents; RDA initiative on sexual harassment, bullying and inappropriate behaviour; collective bargaining with non-DHB employers
trends in the media; other matters; ASMS Branch Representatives: next Executive meeting; National Executive: Regional Representatives.

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Executive Direct – Issue 2015-2

26 May 2015 IAN POWELL, ASMS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

This is the second issue for 2015 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. It is sent to members after each Executive meeting. This Direct reports on the Executive meeting held on 7 May: next year’s national DHB MECA negotiations; ASMS National Secretary; national office appointments; further Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement actions; membership growth; national workshop for ASMS Branch Presidents and Vice Presidents; Medical Students Association; research project to measure unmet health need; Ministry of Health reviews – inflexible time frame; RDA initiative on sexual harassment, bullying and inappropriate behaviour; collective bargaining with non-DHB employers; defining acceptable minimum standards in services and departments; other matters.

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Executive Direct – Issue 2015-1

19 March 2015 Ian Powell, ASMS Executive Director

This is the first issue for 2015 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. It is sent to members after each Executive meeting. This Direct reports on the Executive meeting held on 26 February: Medical Students Association; Elections for ASMS Branch Presidents and Vice Presidents, 2015-2018; Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement meetings; Expanding Industrial Team; Establishment of New Policy Research/Analyst Position; Collective Bargaining with Non-DHB Employers; Informal National Executive Strategic Planning Meeting; Minister of Health’s ‘Letter of Expectations’ to DHBs, 2015-16; Health Sector Directions Forum; ASMS Exit Survey; Health and Safety Risks: ASMS Responsibilities; Other matters.

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Executive Direct – Issue 2014-5

10 December 2014 Ian Powell, ASMS Executive Director

This is the fifth issue for 2014 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. This Direct reports on the last Executive meeting held on 26 November: Medical Students Association; Elections for National Executive, 2015-2018; Productivity Commission Consultation Paper: `More Effective Social Services’; Amendments to Employment Relations Act; Collective Bargaining with Non-DHB Employers; Review of the ASMS Reserves Policy and Use; Medical Council Prevocational Training Stakeholder Meeting; Other matters.

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Executive Direct – Issue 2014-4

3 October 2014 By Ian Powell

This is the fourth issue for 2014 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. This Direct reports on the last Executive meeting held on 25 September: 25th Commemorative Conference and Martin McKee visit; To BIM we go; Collective bargaining with non-DHB employers; Health sector relationship agreement steering group; Other matters …

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Executive Direct – Issue 2014-3

4 August 2014 By Ian Powell

This is the third issue for 2014 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. This Direct reports on the last Executive meeting held on 24 July and covers the following matters: ASMS Branch Officers National Workshop, 27 August; Taking up a formal clinical leadership position; Official Information Act: Complaints to Ombudsman; Settlement of Queensland Government’s employment dispute with public hospital specialists; Results of staffing and vacancies electronic survey; Collective bargaining with non-DHB employers; Meeting of medical workforce taskforce governance group; National Joint Consultation Committee; Health sector relationship agreement steering group; Other matters. . .

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Executive Direct – Issue 2014-2

28 May 2014 By Ian Powell

This is the second issue for 2014 of our electronic publication, Executive Direct, to report to members on National Executive news. This Direct reports on the last Executive meeting held on 15 May and covers the following matters: ASMS Strategic choices; Taking up a formal clinical leadership position; Review of ASMS use of social media; Record Membership growth; Official Information Act: Health, safety and privacy implications for health professionals; Branch Officers National Workshop; Investigation into a research scholarship; Collective bargaining with non-DHB employers; National Joint Consultation Committee; Southern Cross ‘Think Tank’ Initiative; Other matters. . .

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