Thursday 15 June 2017
Earlier this week, APA (NSW) delegates again met with NSWA to discuss the ongoing issues with the operational uniform.
Amongst other issues, and in line with the views of our membership, APA (NSW) delegates again advocated for the introduction of polo shirts and shorts as optional garments to be provided to employees.
Despite the well-known issues with our summer uniform, NSWA informed us that the “scope” of the uniform committee does not entail investigation of alternative uniform items such as polo shirts and shorts.
APA (NSW) is dumbfounded as to why a committee that has been put together to specifically look at uniforms cannot discuss potential uniform items that will allow paramedics to work in a more comfortable and safe manner. We have written to NSWA formally asking for the reasons why this cannot occur.
APA (NSW) will continue to pursue the views of our membership in order to obtain sufficient uniforms that are appropriate for the duties paramedics must perform and the range of environments we work in.
APA (NSW) Executive
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