standard-title How to become an NZRDA member

How to become an NZRDA member

Renewing and Joining online

Click the button below to either register to become a member or renew your membership.

 

Click to register as a TI

 

Or download a form

Fill out your membership application form and fax it through to the RDA office (09) 623 3996. The form will give you details regarding where to make your annual payment.

  • Payment Option Direct Credit
    Either set up monthly payments of $40 or pay $480 for a year.
    i. Name of Account: NZRDA
    ii. Bank : ASB
    iii. Account number: 12-3016-0492242-00
    If renewing your membership. Please use your membership number as reference, otherwise use your full name.

IMPORTANT !!! – it is vital that the details to appear on the RDA bank statement include your full name. Without these we can not identify the payment as belonging to you.

Finally, check that your automatic payments are coming out!

Why join the NZRDA?

ADVOCACY ADVICE AND SUPPORT

There are a number of advantages of RDA membership. As a member you will receive all the benefits of belonging to a professional and employment related union including advocacy advice and support related to employment issues that may arise including contract compliance or enforcement and representation if so required. Personal and professional support through the RDA can be accessed 24/7. The union and the DHBs do work together. However, the act of DHBs dishonouring your contract is not uncommon and as with any job, employment issues can and do arise.

NON-MEMBERS

If you are a non-member, unfortunately the RDA cannot provide you with assistance. You cannot sign up at the time an issue arises. You must already be a member (for at least 3 months) in order to receive any advice and representation from us (kind of like employment insurance). If you are not sure whether or not you are already a member with the RDA or if you have any other membership queries please email membership@nzrda.org.nz to find out.

REPRESENTATION OF RMOs

The RDA represents RMOs on a wide range of issues for example: we sit on the HWNZ Medical Reference Group which operates to ensure all TIs get a job as a first year. We also work with the MCNZ as well as DHBs and other professional bodies on issues such as pre-vocational training, bullying and sexual harassment of RMOs and workload and supervision pressure that will directly affect you as an RMO.

There are more than 350,000 employees in union membership across New Zealand. Almost 100,000 of these union members are employees working in the health and community sector. The RDA is the only organisation in New Zealand solely representing the interests of RMOs (SMOs are represented by the ASMS union).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

The current employment terms and conditions of RMOs in New Zealand have only come about due to strong collective action. In order to maintain and improve these terms and conditions we need to have high levels of RMO membership.