Thursday 25 May 2017
Currently, SOT Paramedics are not afforded a pay rate and/or allowance under the Operational Ambulance Officers (State) Award for their SOT skills and qualifications. APA (NSW) finds this to be highly inadequate. SOT Paramedics must be recognised for the additional skills acquired, training undertaken and the inherent risks surrounding the work they perform. It is insulting for the NSWA to be taking advantage of the services of SOT Paramedics without appropriate financial incentive.
APA (NSW) Executive have made the commitment, with respect to the upcoming Award negotiations with both the NSW Ambulance and the Ministry of Health, to push for a pay rate and/or allowance to be included in the Award for SOT Paramedics. Should this outcome not be achievable via consultation, APA (NSW) will move to progress the matter in the Industrial Relations Commission via our legal team.
APA (NSW) is committed to ensuring that all our members are adequately and fairly remunerated by NSWA for the work they carry out.
We are seeking our membership’s valuable input, specifically the input of SOT Paramedics, to assist us with upcoming negotiations. Please send all feedback and comments to our Senior Industrial Officer, Ms Harini Kasturi, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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