standard-title MECA FAQs

MECA FAQs

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. 

Check out commonly asked questions below!

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 at the RDA office at ask@nzrda.org.nz and we will endeavour to assist you.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Email ask@nzrda.org.nz or call the RDA office on (09) 526 0280 or 0800 803 993.