Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora aligns with the Government's employment relations expectations for the public sector.

These expectations ensure that employers:

  • meet high standards in workplace relations,
  • create safe and healthy places of work, and
  • foster improved consistency on pay and employment conditions in the State Sector. 

Health NZ’s Health Workforce Information Programme provides information about our workforce to support employment negotiations.

In this section

  • Employment agreements

    This section contains current and archived copies of the various employment agreements.
  • Pay equity

    Pay equity is about receiving equal pay for work of equal value.
  • Nurses' Pay Equity

    The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has granted the application from Te Whatu Ora to fix pay equity rates that will increase pay for the nursing workforce.
  • STONZ National Manual

    The National Manual provides information on the parties' agreed application of the 20 DHB and Specialty Trainees of New Zealand MECA (STONZ MECA).
  • Union engagement

    Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora meets regularly with health sector unions to work together in partnership.
  • Contingency planning

    Learn about contingency planning during times of industrial action.
  • Industrial action

    Some of Health New Zealand’s junior doctors are scheduled to strike from 7:00am Thursday 30 May until 8am Saturday 1 June.
  • Resources

    View a range of employment relations resources.