Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ( ASMS )


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About Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The ASMS unashamedly promotes collective employment agreements through which we have achieved major advances for members.

Our collective agreements provide flexibility and allow individuals to negotiate additional matters important to them while ensuring a high level of uniformity throughout New Zealand in respect of our members' core employment conditions. In this way they promote unity within the wider salaried medical and dental professions. We acknowledge however the benefits of supplementary individual job descriptions and will advise members in respect of them.

We discourage stand-alone individual agreements. These tend to place individuals in a vulnerable and weak position with their employers and are more likely to produce inequitable and disadvantageous outcomes. They also encourage secrecy and fragmentation within hospitals and the profession.

ASMS press release, blog etc

12/21/2018 - 03:45 WMA expresses shock at Turkish physician leaders prison sentences
12/20/2018 - 03:52 More GP strikes likely in the new year
12/19/2018 - 11:54 Unions urge Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira (Ora Toa Health) to find compassion this Christmas
12/18/2018 - 10:39 Last ditch effort to resolve industrial action
12/13/2018 - 09:26 Why doctors need to join the fight against climate change
12/12/2018 - 09:19 Hopes high for positive change following mental health and addictions review
12/10/2018 - 08:01 Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow
12/10/2018 - 06:58 Green Party investigation shows wide spread stigma around mental ill health and applying for work
12/07/2018 - 09:45 Doctors walked off the job at five Wellington GP practices more strikes planned
12/06/2018 - 07:45 GP strike to go ahead after employer refuses to budge
12/05/2018 - 07:32 Health Minister needs to support senior doctor accord for the safety of the workforce
12/04/2018 - 09:33 Mental Health and Addiction report charts new direction
12/04/2018 - 07:47 Historic strike planned as Ora Toa GPs show solidarity with dentists
12/03/2018 - 08:12 Wellington GPs plan rolling strikes in the lead-up to Christmas over exclusion of dentists from collective agreement
12/03/2018 - 07:32 Senior doctors call on Health Minister to support safe staffing accord in public hospitals
11/30/2018 - 09:31 Gaps in senior doctor staffing amid fears of compassion fatigue
11/30/2018 - 09:22 Elderly man waits nearly six months to be seen by DHB eye specialist, now hes blind
11/29/2018 - 08:45 Crisis leads to call for target number of gastro specialists