APA (NSW) Member Update
Death & Disability
Wednesday 17 August 2016
You will have seen APA (NSW) increase its media presence over the past few months to bring to the attention of the community the realities of being a paramedic. Unfortunately being a paramedic in NSW may require you to regular forgo breaks; be exposed to dangers that are not adequately managed and as of this weekend it will also mean that you have even less protection if you are injured due to the changes made to your D&D scheme.
On 16 August 2016, APA (NSW) issued a media release with respect to the NSW government replacing the NSW Ambulance D&D scheme with an income protection scheme. APA (NSW) made it clear to the community that the NSW government is simply not doing enough to look after the interests of our front-line paramedics. This has led to increased media attention which you may come across in the next few weeks. We would like to remind APA (NSW) members that you are free to express your views if you see any coverage, but you are still bound by NSWA policies if you identify yourself as a NSWA employee.
We encourage you to share, like and promote any articles you see. This will ensure that more of the community is aware of the position of the NSW government. APA (NSW) executive and delegates have been speaking to community members and their local MPs about their concern. APA (NSW) also encourages writing to your local state MP expressing your views and requesting a meeting. Your local APA (NSW) delegates will be willing to attend meetings with you and your local MP to explain the situation.
APA (NSW) Executive
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