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Posted 1 Oct '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – Uniform Update

APA (NSW) Member Update

Uniform Update

Monday 2 October 2017

Dear Member,

With hot weather just around the corner, APA (NSW) continues to represent our members’ views regarding uniforms via the committee process. We recently met with NSW Ambulance representatives and the outcomes from that meeting were:

APA (NSW) has significant concerns that our members’ views are not being taken seriously by NSW Ambulance and that this ultimately places them at risk in the workplace. This is evidenced by the refusal to discuss the option of polo shirts and shorts.

It is on this basis that we reissue our statement that: APA (NSW) will support any members who choose to take reasonable steps to ensure their workplace health and safety by modifying aspects of the uniform as long as it identifies them as paramedics. This would include wearing the cotton T-shirt with the high vis vest in hot weather. Any member who is threatened or harassed for doing so should immediately contact their APA (NSW) delegate or executive.

Regards,

APA (NSW) Executive

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