The new NZRDA MECA is out now. You can view the MECA by clicking the button below.

We are currently working on updating our FAQs based on the new MECA. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please get in touch with us and we will assist you. 


Do you have questions about the MECA?

Members contact us to seek clarification around a number of contract issues such as the meaning of certain provisions, what you are eligible to apply for and what your entitlements are. Sometimes you want to know what steps you can take to help enforce these entitlements other times you want to know what the responsibility of the DHB is regarding its adherence to a provision(s) in a certain situation. We suggest you take the time to become familiar with the MECA (reading these FAQs is a helpful start!) so that you have a basic understanding of your terms and conditions of employment.

Remember that the MECA is a minimum rate document. In other words, its provisions form a ‘safety net’ below which you cannot fall. DHBs do provide provisions over and above what is contained in the MECA on a case by case basis (note: if and when this does occur, it is at the discretion of the DHB). After reading the below information (in addition to the full text of the relevant provision(s) in your MECA) should you have further queries or comments about the MECA please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will assist you.

MECA FAQ Categories

Choose a category below to read our related frequently asked questions.

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.

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Freephone: 0800 803 993