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Posted 26 Feb '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – Metro Hours – Staggered Starts Times

APA (NSW) Member Update

Metro Hours – Staggered Starts Times  

Monday 27 February 2017

Dear Member,

As a result of the recommendations from the IRC as outlined in our previous member update, APA (NSW) encourages all impacted members to follow the IRC’s proposed framework for escalating concerns. That is, members are to first approach their local management. If issue is not resolved, the matter is to be referred through to the NSWA central escalation point which will provide final NSWA position. This applies to individual concerns as well as station concerns (eg. start times which are unworkable). Should members have any issues following this process, please contact APA (NSW) for assistance. 

APA (NSW) will, in good faith, attempt this process in order to gain a mutually acceptable resolution. However, APA (NSW) will always support their members, and should there not be an acceptable resolution via the outlined process, we will review other options including going back to the IRC for further assistance.

APA (NSW) remains concerned about the  Work Instruction which will come into effect when shift lengths change to 12 hours 15 minutes. It is APA (NSW)’s view that paramedics being dispatched to a case prior to completion of checks should NOT be the norm but an exception. APA (NSW) will be monitoring this to ensure the process isn’t being abused by NSWA. We will send out additional details about this in the coming weeks, including what actions members need to undertake.  


APA (NSW) Executive

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