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Posted 23 Feb '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – New D & D Options

APA (NSW) Member Update

New D & D Options

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Dear Tilak,

After months of meetings with the teams of the previous Premier and Health Minister and the current Premier, APA (NSW) has received 3 options which will be put to members to vote on to determine which will be the new scheme. A date for a vote has yet to be determined and APA (NSW) awaits further detail on the options provided. All 3 options provide additional benefits to the current interim D&D scheme. 

A non-negotiable requirement by APA (NSW) was for the government to invest in measures to reduce and ultimately prevent the injury of paramedics. As a result, the government has committed to a $30 million investment to implement measures to reduce and prevent injuries. APA (NSW) looks forward to working with NSW Health to achieve this.

It will now be up to Paramedics to vote on the option that is most desirable to them. The intention of the government is to implement the option with majority support, with changes backdated to 20 August 2016. We will provide further updates when more information becomes available. 

APA (NSW) Executive

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