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Posted 28 Mar '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – Death & Disability Vote 

APA (NSW) Member Update

Death & Disability Vote 

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Dear Member,

The D&D Vote will go out to employees today. The vote will stay open for 3 weeks to allow for as many employees as possible to vote and to also allow employees to make an informed vote. Whilst most of APA (NSW)’s questions and concerns have now been resolved, the issue regarding forced employee contributions remains. APA (NSW) maintains our view that no one should be worse off under a new scheme.

APA (NSW) had discussions last night with the Health Minister’s office and met this morning with the Health Secretary, Leslie Williams. Disappointingly, the Government has refused to provide a commitment at this time that no paramedic would be worse off under a new scheme that is supposed to better look after them. The Government have agreed to have further discussions if the scheme that is determined by the vote requires employee contribution.

APA (NSW) will be sending our members an information pack about the proposals and we strongly encourage our membership not to vote until they have had a chance to consider the information provided, including obtaining financial advice. Do NOT rush by voting straight away, take the time you need over the next three weeks. 


APA (NSW) Executive

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