Wednesday 31 January 2018
APA (NSW) has just become aware of “urgent” emails being sent to Station Officers (SOs) indicating that Service Delivery requires them to have the working with children check (WWCC) by 1 February 2018. The email is similar to emails recently received by DOMs and is misleading in that it implies that the deadline outlined is mandatory.
We remind members that there is NO requirement to have a WWCC until 31 March 2018. We ask that members hold off in getting a WWCC whilst APA (NSW) Executive decide next steps as advised in our last member update.
Do not let NSW Ambulance scare you into complying. We instruct all SOs as well as any any other members facing the same pressure from management to send the following response:
My union has informed me to hold off on obtaining a WWCC until further instruction.
If you have any issues please contact the APA (NSW) Secretary, Steve Pearce, via email email@example.com
Should you face any difficulties with NSWA management because of your response please contact your local APA (NSW) delegate or the APA (NSW) office. .
We also remind members to complete the recent WWCC survey put out by APA (NSW).
APA (NSW) Executive
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A printable copy of this update may be found here.