What is the MECA?

The multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) between the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association and the 20 District Health Boards is the national agreement setting out the terms and conditions of employment for all resident medical officers, who are members of NZRDA.

The MECA covers all the important parts of your work life including hours of work, salaries and remuneration, costs of training, wellbeing, safety and leave.

You can read the MECA in full or check out the MECA FAQs to learn more about our MECA.

Read our MECA 2021 – 2024


MECA Documents

Click the buttons below to download key MECA-related documents.

Cross Cover Decision Flow Chart & Email Template
Quality and Safety at Night
Recovery after a period on nights
Training and changed patterns of work
Working together to assist with pipeline flow
RMO Initiated Run Review Procedure
Run Review Timesheet

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