Tuesday 20 February 2018
It is with great disappointment that APA (NSW) has registered a dispute with NSW Ambulance (NSWA) at the IRC in relation to attempted wage theft.
While we have various disagreements with NSWA, a worker’s right to receive payment for work, is the basis of the employment relationship and something we believed would be considered off limits for an organisation with the standing of NSWA. After local managers failed to address the issue of employees not being paid for higher grade duties (HGD) undertaken at the request of NSWA, APA (NSW) raised the issue with NSWA industrial relations in December 2017.
Despite it being approximately 3 months since NSWA had been made aware of the issue, our members are still waiting for the back payments dating as far back as 2015.
It is impossible to determine if this action from NSWA is another stage in its continued attack on our conditions or a manifestation of incompetence within an essential public service which we are expected to tolerate. It will not be tolerated; we and the public of NSW deserve better.
APA (NSW) will not allow this behaviour to continue unchallenged.
APA (NSW) Executive
The Paramedics Union
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