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Posted 24 Aug '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – IRC Review of Metro Changes – Delayed

APA (NSW) Member Update

IRC Review of Metro Changes – Delayed

Friday 25 August 2017

Dear Member,

Earlier this month APA (NSW) informed members that we were in the process of reviewing the changes in Sydney Metro with the assistance of the IRC and were looking forward to continuing the discussion towards the end of August. 

Unfortunately, the other parties to the dispute are not able to have their representatives available to attend for some period of time and the IRC has set the next report back for 11 October 2017.

APA (NSW) has already expressed its disappointment and frustration in the delay and the consequence which is that paramedics and the community will continue to suffer without a transparent review of the changes. This also hinders discussion on how paramedics will be able to access their award provided crib breaks or be able to finish on time.

While we understand that members may be angry by the constant delays, we ask members to ensure they are looking out for each other, regardless of whether you are in an ambulance or in control centers. Your dedication to protecting the community is exemplary.

Remember to use the safety strategies as required, if there aren’t any at your station the APA (NSW) office can send them out to you.

Regards,

APA (NSW) Executive

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