APA (NSW) Member Update
Monday 30 January 2017
Last week, NSWA sent correspondence to employees indicating that they intend on implementing staggered roster starts in the Metro starting from 28 February 2017.This is regardless of the Union not consenting to the change, regardless of outstanding issues not being resolved and without fully considering the impact on individuals.
APA (NSW) members have expressed that they are frustrated with the lack of information that has been forthcoming from NSWA with respect to the need/requirement for these changes. APA (NSW) met today with NSWA to discuss our concerns regarding their approach to consultation, lack of data provided, no review mechanism of the changes being implemented and no exact measures been put in place to manage or minimise the negative impact on paramedics. APA (NSW) is disappointed that many of the concerns raised were not addressed by NSWA at the meeting and their only response was that these issues would be managed locally. NSWA indicated that they will move forward to implement the staggered starts across Metro within the timeframes outlined in their correspondence despite our concerns and objections.
APA (NSW) has therefore referred the matter to the IRC to gain their assistance on the matter. We will keep members updated with the outcome of the IRC proceedings. In the meantime, we encourage members to continue to provide us with feedback regarding this issue.
APA (NSW) Executive
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