MERAS was established in 2002 as a separate but associated organisation of the New Zealand College of Midwives. That is why MERAS members are also members of the College. Around 90% of midwives employed by Te Whatu Ora and Te Whatu Ora funded private maternity units belong to MERAS. MERAS represents members in their employment issues, negotiates Collective Agreements, and supports the professional needs of employed midwives.
13th March, 2023
“Completely outraged.” That’s how midwives are feeling after a breakdown in talks with health body Te Whatu Ora. Now, they are threatening action. MERAS Co-leader Jill Ovens told Breakfast’s presenter Jenny-May Clarkson on 7 March…Read Article
12th December, 2022
Statement from Caroline Conroy, Co-leader, MERAS Whereas we acknowledge recruiting midwives from overseas will assist in alleviating the immediate shortage we are facing, there is a world-wide shortage of midwives because of a lack of…Read Article