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APA (NSW) Member Update – Uniform Issues

APA (NSW) Member Update

Uniform Issues

Tuesday 22 November 2016 


Dear Member,

Since its inception, APA (NSW) has been involved in the development process of the new uniform. Whilst APA (NSW) recognises the efforts and attempts to address the deficiencies that have become apparent with some items of the new uniform; our members still describe numerous concerns with the new uniform. Common issues include:

During the recent tour of the north of our State by our President and fellow Paramedic Steve Pearce and Industrial Organiser Tilak Nabi, many members revealed their dissatisfaction with various aspects of the uniform. Concerns were raised that our members are being denied uniform items due to cost impositions on local Zone management despite members providing medical certificates that should allow the provision of suitable items to maintain their health and safety in the workplace.

The uniform committee meets on the 13th of December and APA (NSW) welcomes individual feedback on any aspect our members have regarding the uniform to . APA (NSW) will be requesting that the procurement process for the new models which include venting, and higher cotton content is expedited for those areas most affected.

APA (NSW) also urges members who may be potentially breaching the current uniform policy due to safety reasons (eg. overheating) and who are being targeted by management as a result to report this to your local APA (NSW) delegate.


APA (NSW) Executive

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