Payments Coming Your Way

What’s Happening With the Money?

Lump Sum Payment

What? The lump sum payment is $2,000 before tax for House Officers and $2,500 before tax for Registrars.

Who? To be eligible for this entitlement, you need to have been a member of the RDA and employed by a DHB as an RMO on the date of ratification (12 August 2019).

When? The DHBs have already started paying out the lump sum payments. View the table below for an updated list of which DHBs have paid. We will continue (and so can you!) to put pressure on the DHBs until this is paid.  

Back Pay

What? The first pay increase (of 2.5%) is effective from 1 April 2019 so the DHBs are due to make a backdated payment to cover the period since then.

Who? RDA members employed as an RMO during the period 1 April 2019 to now.

When? We understand the DHBs will get onto paying this after the lump sum payments have been made. We will continue (and so can you!) to put pressure on the DHBs until this is paid.  

Salary Increase

What? 2.5% salary increase effective 1 April 2019 and 3% salary increase effective 30 March 2020.

Who? To be eligible for this entitlement, you need to be a member of the RDA and employed as an RMO by a DHB.

When? The new rates should apply to you as of now however, we do not believe the DHBs have organised this. Any delay on the part of the DHB will be made up for in the back pay. We will continue (and so can you!) to put pressure on the DHBs until this is paid.  

Strike Deductions Payment

What? Some DHBs have agreed with us that they over deducted the amount of pay from members during the strikes. We have been working with them on making a refund payment to affected individuals.

Who? You may be eligible for this entitlement if you partook in strike action.

When? We understand the Auckland Region DHBs have made the payment and that Lakes DHB have committed to paying it. We are working on following up with the other DHBs (however – anticipate this to be a slow process) and will be in touch with more information in due course.

Payments Coming Your Way

Upper North Island

Northland DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

Waitemata DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid
Salary increase: paid

Auckland DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

Counties Manukau DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

Central North Island

Waikato DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: “will let you know implementation timeframe once we have more detail” – 30/09/2019

Salary increase: 29/09/2019

Lakes DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: payment will be in the “first available pay” – 08/09/2019
Salary increase: paid

Bay of Plenty DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

Tairawhiti DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: no date provided

Salary increase: no date provided

Taranaki DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: “will be paid in two weeks time” – 18/09/2019

Salary increase: “calculated and paid within 12 weeks following increased salary rate being implemented” – 18/09/2019

Lower North Island

Hawke’s Bay DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

Mid Central DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid
Salary increase: paid

Wairarapa DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

Whanganui DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

Capital & Coast DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

Hutt Valley DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

South Island

Nelson Marlborough DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

Canterbury DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: 23/10/2019
Salary increase: 23/10/2019

South Canterbury DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

Southern DHB
Lump sum: paid
Back pay: paid

Salary increase: paid

West Coast DHB
Lump sum: 10/10/2019
Back pay: 23/10/2019

Salary increase: 23/10/2019

Get in touch with NZRDA

If you have any questions or general enquiries, get in touch with us using the contact details below or the form on this page.

Membership queries: membership@nzrda.org.nz
General & contract queries: ask@nzrda.org.nz

Freephone: 0800 803 993

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