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.

  • 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: