ASMS

We are the union for salaried doctors and dentists.

We promote, protect and support the interests of our members in all aspects of their working lives. We are working for an equitable, accessible public health care system that meets the needs of all New Zealanders.

  • Clause 24

Clause 24

24 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

24.1  Holidays Act

The parties confirm the right of employees covered by this Agreement to be paid in accordance with Section 50 of the Holidays Act 2003 for working on a public holiday.

24.2  Public Holidays

(a)  Employees shall be granted leave on full pay on any of the following public holidays or any days “substituted” by law:

  • New Year’s Day
  • The day after New Year’s Day
  • Waitangi Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • ANZAC Day
  • Sovereign’s Birthday
  • Labour Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Provincial Anniversary Day.

(b)  An employee may be required to work or to be available (i.e. on call) to work on any of the listed public holidays (or substituted days) provided that such employees will be granted a full day in lieu, without loss of pay, on a later mutually convenient date.

24.3  Public Holidays Falling During Periods of Paid Leave or on a Day Off

(a)  When a public holiday or substituted day falls during any period of annual leave, the public holiday shall not be debited against such leave.

(b)  When a public holiday or substituted day falls on a day when the employee is undertaking approved professional development and education, the employee shall be granted a full day in lieu, without loss of pay, on a later mutually convenient date.

(c)  A shift worker who has a rostered day off on a public holiday or substituted day shall be granted a full day in lieu, without loss of pay, on a later mutually convenient date.

(d)  An employee shall not be entitled to payment for a public holiday or substituted succeeding day falling during a period of leave without pay unless the employee has worked during the fortnight ending on the day on which the holiday is observed.

(e)  An employee shall, during a period of reduced pay, be paid at the same reduced rate for public holiday or substituted succeeding days falling during the period of such leave.