Become a Member
Posted 10 Jan '19

APA (NSW) Member Update: A New Year, A New Level of Misinformation

Dear Members,

We are barely into the new year and NSW Ambulance (NSWA) is already demonstrating
their lack of concern for paramedic well-being and our rights.

Paramedics are reporting that they have received calls and emails from (NSWA) directing
them to take annual leave with very little notice. To make matters worse, there seems to
be a deliberate tactic to target our newest colleagues, who have been with us only one
year. Paramedics completing Inservice 2 are being forced to take annual leave with little
to no notice.

This is a clear breach of our award!

APA (NSW) has already assisted a number of members with this matter and is calling for
NSWA to stop this breach.

Members should be aware that only in very specific circumstances can the employer
force you to take leave without your consent, and even then you are required to be
provided 6 months notice.

If you are in this position, whether you are a veteran paramedic or new to our ranks,
please contact sector office and politely inform them that you will not be forced to take
annual leave. If NSWA tries to insist you take your leave, please contact your local
delegate.

Regards,
APA (NSW) Executive

Your Choice, Your Voice

Related News



Still No Uniform Solutions from NSW Ambulance

NSW Ambulance (NSWA) continues to bury their head in the sand when it comes to our uniform.
 
The current polyester uniform, including the short-sleeved shirt, has been causing work health and safety concerns for several members in hot and/or humid climates. This is unacceptable.


Paramedics take action against public sector wage cut

Today the Australian Paramedics Association (NSW) are commencing industrial action to stand against the announced wage cut by the Premier. For months, Paramedics and other essential workers put our lives and the lives of our families at risk to look after the people of New South Wales during the COVIID-19 Pandemic.


APA (NSW) appalled by NSW Premier plan to freeze our wages

The NSW Premier’s announcement to freeze the pay of public sector workers for 12 months is disgraceful. Paramedics and our frontline colleagues have been used, yet again, as scapegoats for this Government. We are praised as heroes for our hard work, and in the same breath served a pay cut that will ultimately send our wages backwards.