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.

  • Did you know … about bereavement leave?

Did you know … about bereavement leave?

If you are employed by a DHB you’re entitled to reasonable leave on full pay “on the bereavement of someone with whom you have a close association”.

Your entitlement is found in MECA Clause 27.1 and is not limited in time (eg, to only three days) or to the death of a close or immediate family member. Each case should be considered sensitively and recognise your particular culture and family responsibilities.

Read clause 27 here: https://www.asms.org.nz/clause-27/