Friday 16 February 2018
APA (NSW) met this week with NSWA. We expressed support for any measures to improve the security of children, including the WWCC, but not the associated fee. NSWA representatives had nothing new to put on the table and await direction from the NSW Government.
We remain in dispute. APA (NSW) reaffirmed that once the deadline expires, we are willing to use any industrial tools available to us to ensure that our members are not faced with a wage cut.
NSWA conceded that their managers’ actions were not always in line with CORE Values, and said this would stop. This acknowledgement from NSWA is welcomed and disappointing at the same time. It also makes a mockery of the CE’s email to all staff earlier this month denying inappropriate behaviors.
NSW Ambulance managers must model the CORE Values. It’s expected. Members are reminded to refer any further questioning by managers to the union office or the APA (NSW) Secretary, break off the conversation and attend to duties.
Stay strong in your resolve. We are all standing together on this. Our working conditions are under constant threat. This is the time to clearly send the message that the NSW Government has strangled the good will of paramedics and this must change!
We will keep you informed, factually, without grandstanding. It is vital that your information is current and correct. There is still over 5 weeks until the NSW Government hits the panic button and they will not back down unless our resolve is unwavering.
Don’t bow to this blatant abuse of power. Over the next few weeks, remember, one job at a time, keep your Safety Strategy cards close and enforce the agreement in place that is our Award. Above all, support each other and enjoy your days off. We will keep you apprised as this dispute evolves.
APA (NSW) Executive
The Paramedics Union
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A printable copy of this update may be found here.