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Posted 21 Aug '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – Work Shirts

APA (NSW) Member Update

Work Shirts

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Dear Member,

APA (NSW) can report that a trial involving 20 staff was undertaken recently to test the quality of a new version of the much-maligned work shirt. 

NSW Ambulance has informed APA (NSW) that the feedback regarding the new shirt has been positive, and as such has moved into the production phase. APA (NSW) has advised NSW Ambulance that all staff should be provided with a suitable amount of the new work shirts and that the existing stock of the old version should be discarded. 

It remains to be seen whether the new version will be an improvement as it has not been tested in warm weather. APA (NSW) also expects NSW Ambulance to inform staff as soon as the new shirts are ready for order. 

APA (NSW) is still advocating for the introduction of polo shirts as optional uniform items and we are disappointed that thus far NSW Ambulance has refused to consult on this issue. We will not cease our advocacy until such time as members are provided with adequate functional uniform items that allow them to conduct their duties to the best of their abilities. 

Regards,

APA (NSW) Executive

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