Become a Member
Posted 22 Mar '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – PTO Rule Change- IRC Decision


APA (NSW) Member Update

PTO Rule Change – IRC Decision 

Thursday 23 March 2017

Dear Member,

As you would be aware, APA (NSW) made application to the IRC to change our rules to allow us to continue to represent Patient Transport Officers (PTOs) who’s employment was transferred to HealthShare NSW in February 2016. The Health Services Union objected to our rule change which ultimately required arbitration of our application by the IRC and the case was heard back in June 2016.

After a long wait, a decision has been handed down by Commissioner Tabbaa. It is with great regret and that we inform you that the decision was not in our favour. We know that our PTO members will be very disappointed with this decision as it will mean they are no longer able to be represented by their chosen union. 

We want to take the time to thank our PTO members and delegates who provided statements and put in a lot of time and effort to assist with the case. Your dedication is invaluable. 

APA (NSW) and our legal team are now in the process of determining whether there are any avenues for appeal with respect to the decision. We will keep you posted. 

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.