ASMS

Working for better health care in New Zealand

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

  • Employment & Advice

ASMS DHB MECA 2017-2020

ASMS DHB MECA by topic

Part One – COVERAGE AND APPLICATION MATTERS
1. Underlying Principles
2. Time for Quality
3. Nature of Agreement
4. Parties to the Agreement
5. Coverage
6. Role of the Association
7. New Employees
8. Variation
9. Mutual Obligations
10 Term
11. Definitions
Part Two – REMUNERATION AND HOURS OF WORK
12. Salaries
13. Hours of Work and Job Size
14. Availability Allowance
15. Recruitment and Retention Benefits
16. Special Contributions Benefits
17. Superannuation
18. Payment of Salary
19. Shift Work
20. Retiring Gratuities
21. Work-related Expenses
22. Relocation Costs
Part Three – PROVISIONS RELATING TO LEAVE
23. Annual Leave
24. Public Holidays
25. Long Service Leave
26. Onerous Duties Leave
27. Leave for Illness, Accident and Bereavement
28. Parental Leave
29. Attendance at Professional Meeting
30. Jury Service and Witness Leave
Part Four – UNION REPRESENTATION
31. Union and Bargaining Fees
32. Right of Entry
33. Stopwork Meetings
34. Paid Employee Representatives Education Leave
Part Five – PROFESSIONAL MATTERS
35. Quality Improvement Environment
36. Professional Development and Education
37. Research and Publications
38. Intellectual Property Rights
39. Professional and Patient Responsibility and Accountability
40. Public Debate and Dialogue
41. Patient Safety
42. Investigations of Clinical Practice
 Part Six – GENERAL TERMS
43. Consultation
44. Termination of Employment
45. Redundancy
46. Rights of Private Practice and Conflict of Interest
47. Vacancies and Locums
48. Job Descriptions
49. Protective Clothing
50. Employers’ Policies, Procedures and Personal Files
51. Medical Examinations
52. Appointments
53. Facilities and Equipment
54. Other Relevant Legislation
55. Joint Consultation Committees
  Part Seven – SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES AND PERSONAL GRIEVANCES
56. Mediation and Adjudication
57. Resolution of Employment Relationship Problems