Hospice MECA.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Hospices (Terminal care) (Negotiation, mediation and arbitration)
Collective bargaining
Pub Date: 05/01/2012
Publication: Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032
Issue: Date: May, 2012 Source Volume: 18 Source Issue: 4
Product: Product Code: 9918330 Collective Bargaining
Geographic: Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand
Accession Number: 290856232
Full Text: Ratification meetings for the proposed hospice multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) were due to begin in the middle of this month. No details of the proposed MECA were available when Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand went to press, as negotiations with two of the three new parties to the MECA, Rotorua and Lake Taupo hospices, were still underway. Both had very different terms and conditions in their existing agreements and a lot of work was required to translate them to the proposed MECA, NZNO co-advocate Mike Yeats said. Yeats expected the work to be finished by the end of last month.

Sixteen hospices are parties to the proposed MECA. The current MECA, which expired on March 31, covers more than 300 NZNO members.
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