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

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2017 DHB MECA Ballot

Your National Executive has resolved to recommend the settlement of the MECA and is now conducting an indicative ballot of members. The ballot opens on 12 July and closes on Friday 11 August 2017.  The National Executive recommends you vote in favour of ASMS ratifying the proposed MECA; they will meet on 14 August to consider the results of the ballot. If the MECA is ratified, then the new provisions (including the new salaries) will be implemented as soon as the DHBs can manage it. There will be some back-pay dating back to 3 July 2017., is acting as an independent Returning Officer and will manage the secure voting process. You should receive a ballot form (from either electronically or by mail (if we have no email address for you).  It is possible that the contact information we have for you needs updating so, if you have not yet received your voting pack, please contact the Yvonne Desmond at the ASMS national office.

You can view a draft of the proposed new MECA and the background information below.