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Posted 23 Nov '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – Overtime Payment for Specialist Paramedic Training

APA (NSW) Member Update

Overtime Payment for Specialist Paramedic Training

Friday 24 November 2017

Dear Member,

Concerns have been raised by our members about recent work instruction issued by NSW Ambulance discouraging the payment of overtime for specialist paramedic training. 

It is APA (NSW)’s view that the Award is clear; if training is scheduled outside of your normal rostered hours, then you are entitled to be paid overtime for this training. Alternatively, you may agree to enter into a TOIL arrangement (note: you cannot be forced to enter into TOIL arrangement). 

APA (NSW) has contacted the NSW Ambulance and have informed them that paramedics will claim the overtime they are entitled to. Further, we have requested that NSW Ambulance amend their work instruction so that it reflects the Award entitlement. 

In the meantime, if any members are having issues with approval of overtime please contact the office on (02) 9564 3261. 

APA (NSW) Executive 

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