04. Parties to the Agreement

4.1 The parties to this Agreement shall be:

(a) The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, referred to in this agreement as “the Association” or “the union”, and

(b) Te Whatu Ora / Health New Zealand, referred to in this agreement as “the employer” or “an employer”:

4.2 Each of the following health entities, as defined in the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022, may subsequently become a party to this collective agreement with the agreement of those already party to the agreement, and with the agreement of the party joining the agreement:

(a) Te Aka Whai Ora (the Māori Health Authority)

(b) New Zealand Blood and Organ Service (NZBOS)

Other employers may become party to this agreement with the agreement of all parties.

4.3  This Agreement shall be binding on the parties to it and all employees who fall within its coverage clause who are members of the Association.

4.4  This Agreement will apply to any new entity established as a successor to an employer party (per Clause 4.1).