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Posted 22 Feb '18

APA (NSW) Member Update – NSW Government Refuses to Answer the Call of Paramedics

APA (NSW) Member Update

NSW Government Refuses to Answer the Call of Paramedics

Friday 23 February 2018

Dear Member,

APA (NSW) asked the NSW Government to engage with us in order to resolve the issue with the WWCC fee. Unfortunately, the Government is hell bent on ensuring paramedics accept a pay cut. We will not accept this.

We have seen our conditions eroded via trade-offs, IRC decisions and mismanagement while we are forced to push ourselves to the limits. Our goodwill and kind nature is being taken advantage of. We are not fools. 

By saying NO to the WWCC fee, we say NO to those that want to see us worse off. We say NO to the culture that allows individuals to be targeted. We say NO to managers who should be there to support us but too often have their own agenda. We say NO to another attack on our conditions. We say YES to supporting each other. YES to a respectful workplace and YES to being valued. 

While APA (NSW) members maintain their resolve, we can see that NSWA is unable to maintain their own position. After having set a variety of dates by which employees are required to complete the WWCC,  NSWA finally acknowledged in a communication titled ‘myth buster’ sent earlier this week that the only date that applies to NSWA employees is 31 March 2018.

As soon as the NSW Government waives the WWCC fee, all paramedics will be willing to undertake the check. Until then, the only way to win this fight is to stand strong together! 

APA (NSW) Executive are meeting next week to determine next steps. Rest assured, APA (NSW) stands with you. Members have already provided their views via a survey earlier this month, if you have any thoughts on the matter which you would like the Executive to consider please email by 17:00 Tuesday 27 February 2018.

APA (NSW) Executive 

The Paramedics Union

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