Become a Member
Posted 27 Sep '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – Post Inquiry Into Emergency Services Agencies

APA (NSW) Member Update

Post Inquiry into Emergency Services Agencies

Wednesday 28 September 2017

Dear Member,

APA (NSW) appeared before the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Emergency Services Agencies on Friday last week. The response to both our written submission and the verbal testimony has been extremely positive. Our submission, which included both public and confidential sections, was based on feedback from our members through our advocacy and member surveys.
 
We would like to take a moment to thank the members, who had the most difficult role to play in raising their experiences of bullying, in an environment where it is often not managed adequately and there is the fear of reprisals, this takes a lot of courage.

APA (NSW) will not stop advocating for our members, the Parliamentary Inquiry into Emergency Services Agencies is just one example of this. It is worth noting that the majority of submissions made relating to NSWA expressed similar concerns, which aided the Parliamentary Committee to gain a better understanding of the situation within NSWA. We wish to thank the individuals for sharing their experiences as this helps to truly bring home the serious impact that bullying and harassment can have, not only on the individual but also on their family, friends and colleagues.
 
On a positive note, parts of the submission and testimony by NSWA provides hope that the current leadership wants to truly address this issue and is prepared to take action. APA (NSW) has confirmed its desire to work cooperatively to achieve significant cultural change to both the CE of NSWA and the Minister for Health.

Regards,

APA (NSW) Executive

Your Choice, Your Voice

Keep up to date with APA (NSW) news at www.apansw.com.au/News

APA (NSW) members can communicate with each other in the APA (NSW) forum

A printable copy of this update may be found here

Related News



Still No Uniform Solutions from NSW Ambulance

NSW Ambulance (NSWA) continues to bury their head in the sand when it comes to our uniform.
 
The current polyester uniform, including the short-sleeved shirt, has been causing work health and safety concerns for several members in hot and/or humid climates. This is unacceptable.


Paramedics take action against public sector wage cut

Today the Australian Paramedics Association (NSW) are commencing industrial action to stand against the announced wage cut by the Premier. For months, Paramedics and other essential workers put our lives and the lives of our families at risk to look after the people of New South Wales during the COVIID-19 Pandemic.


APA (NSW) appalled by NSW Premier plan to freeze our wages

The NSW Premier’s announcement to freeze the pay of public sector workers for 12 months is disgraceful. Paramedics and our frontline colleagues have been used, yet again, as scapegoats for this Government. We are praised as heroes for our hard work, and in the same breath served a pay cut that will ultimately send our wages backwards.