Kia ora DHB Employee,
Please see below a communication from the lawyer engaged by NZNO and the PSA to apply to the Employment Relations Authority for determinations regarding our Pay Equity claim. NZNO and the PSA are legally obliged to share this information with all DHB employees covered by the claim, including those who are not union members.*
After the filing on 27 April, we expect a statement in response from employers within two weeks. The timing of next steps, which may involve mediation/facilitation before a determination is made, will be at the discretion of the ERA.
If you are a non-union employee wanting to know more about opting out, please contact your employer.
The NZNO and PSA Nursing Pay Equity Negotiating Teams
*Note: This information is provided to both NZNO/PSA DHB members and non-union DHB employees, because unions are legally obliged to keep non-union employees informed of the process. We have received a list of all employees from the DHBs and these have been combined with NZNO’s internal contact lists to ensure the widest coverage possible. This means some NZNO members, who have a different email address registered with their employer, will receive this message more than once. We apologise for any inconvenience.