Role & Function of Unions

Most DHB roles are covered by a collective agreement which a union has negotiated for its members and agreed with the District Health Boards (DHBs).  Any new employees are covered by the terms and conditions of the relevant collective agreement for the first 30 days of employment.

To make it easy for you to understand the role of unions or make enquiries about union membership, we’ve included a list of the unions the DHBs have agreements with.  If you are interested, you can contact them directly about membership using the details below.

Union Contact email Contact phone Website
APEX
Association of Professional and Executive Employees
ask@apex.org.nz 09 526 0280 www.apex.org.nz Click here for a summary APEX flyer  http://www.aucklandhealthjobs.com/resources/pdf/ADHB/APEXFlyer2019.pdf
ASMS
Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
Membership Officer:
asms@asms.co.nz
04 499 1271 https://www.asms.org.nz Click here for a summary 
http://www.aucklandhealthjobs.com/resources/pdf/ADHB/ASMSinfoforDHBs.pdf
AWUNZ Sterile Supply Technicians (CMDHB employees only) N/A N/A http://www.awunz.org.nz/
E Tū support@etu.nz 0800 186 466 https://www.etu.nz
First Union contact@firstunion.org.nz 0800 863477 https://www.firstunion.org.nz
MERAS
Midwifery Employee Representation & Advisory Service
membership@nzcom.org.nz 03 372 9738 https://meras.midwife.org.nz
NZNO
NZ Nurses Organisation
membership@nzno.org.nz 0800 283848 https://www.nzno.org.nz
NZRDA
NZ Resident Doctors’ Association
ask@nzrda.org.nz 0800 803 993 https://www.nzrda.org.nz
PSA
NZ Public Service Association
enquiries@psa.org.nz 0508 367772 https://www.psa.org.nz For a summary click here  http://www.aucklandhealthjobs.com/resources/pdf/ADHB/PSANew StartsHealth Sector.pdf
SToNZ
Specialty Trainees of NZ
support@stonz.co.nz 021 585 466 https://www.stonz.co.nz