Friday 9 March 2018
The majority of paramedics are unable to receive the appropriate breaks in line with our Award. In which other workplace would it be acceptable to work entire shifts, plus further extension of shift without receiving any breaks? This can sometimes be 14 hours without a break! This cannot continue. We deserve much better than this from our employer.
Whilst we endure these fatiguing conditions to ensure our communities receive the care they deserve, we will not allow our goodwill to be used to exploit us.
NSW Ambulance is aware of the extent of the problem but refuses to provide any meaningful information which hinders our ability to assist in the solution of this problem. We will therefore take matters into our own hands.
The first step? Take a few seconds to complete our survey and ask your colleagues to do the same via this link https://goo.gl/EZwUJ3
APA (NSW) Executive
The Paramedics Union
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