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Mandatory COVID Vaccines

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations Dear members, No doubt you will all be aware that St John WA have issued communications advising that the WA State Government have issued a new ‘Residential Aged Care Facility Worker Access Direction’, utilising powers under the Public Health Act 2016 (WA) Sections 157(1)(e), 157(1)(k), 180 and…
Lee Waller
12 August 2021
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Paramedic EBA Update

PARAMEDIC EBA BREAKING NEWS: We are pleased to announce that St John have just agreed to one of our major claims in relation to TWO ADDITONAL PAID PERSONAL LEAVE DAYS/LEISURE DAYS! TWO additional days Personal Leave is a major win for our members, and we can confirm NO documentation will…
Lee Waller
22 July 2021
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Paramedic EBA Update

AMBULANCE OFFICER / PARAMEDIC EBA UPDATE Dear members, Please brace yourselves for the very unexciting update following today’s EBA negotiation. The 10th meeting so far. This meeting was cut short today at request of St John and so a number of agenda items were not covered including: Return to Work…
Lee Waller
16 June 2021
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Transport EBA Update

TRANPORT EBA UPDATE: Dear Transport Officers, On Friday 28th May the AEAWA was contacted by Employee Relations who requested a meeting in regards to the Transport Officer EBA. Our members need no reminding that Transport negotiations have been stalled since December 2020. The email outlined that due to recent leadership…
Lee Waller
2 June 2021
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Paramedics: Permanent Positions Update

Paramedics: Permanent Positions Update On 28th May, the AEAWA wrote to SJA to advise that we were formally entering the dispute resolution process regarding a failure to comply with Clause 26.6 of the Paramedic and Ambulance Officer Enterprise Agreement 2018 which deals with ‘Introduction of 27 and 47 vehicles’. Despite…
Lee Waller
1 June 2021
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Paramedic EBA Update

AMBULANCE OFFICER / PARAMEDIC EBA UPDATE Dear members, Today we held the 8th scheduled EBA meeting. This meeting covered some important topics, but again there was no further discussion of one of the major proposals by SJA, the Clinical Appropriate Model of Care (CAMC). In addition to the topics below,…
Lee Waller
26 May 2021
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Ambulance Officer/Paramedic EBA Update

AMBULANCE OFFICER / PARAMEDIC EBA UPDATE Dear members, Today we held the 7th scheduled EBA meeting. Content and discussion was fairly limited today, being much less wide ranging than previous meetings. It would be fair to say that overall this was quite a frustrating meeting, with no significant movement on…
Lee Waller
13 May 2021
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Member Update

Dear members, Recently you would have received an email from Emma Newman with some information which, as we have outlined before, we remain in dispute. 1) Despite SJA’s continued assertions, AHPRA mentoring requirements are NOT equivalent to the formal SJA ‘mentoring’ role, which is actually known under the Certified Agreement…
Lee Waller
9 May 2021
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Ambulance Officer/Paramedic EBA Update

Dear members, Your negotiation team met today with senior management for the 6th scheduled EBA meeting. Please forgive the lengthy post below, there was a lot of discussion at today’s meeting, though sadly it was mostly unproductive. This meeting again contained NO significant discussion of the Clinical Appropriate Model of…
Lee Waller
30 April 2021
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Ambulance Officer/Paramedic EBA Update

Dear members, Your negotiation team met today with senior management for the fifth scheduled EBA meeting. This meeting continued the process whereby each party outlines their respective claims and draft clauses, pending more detailed discussions later. With apologies given from Paul Bailey there was no discussion regarding the Clinical Appropriate…
Lee Waller
15 April 2021
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ATT SOC Members

  Recently you would have received an email from Operations Manager Austin Whiteside outlining plans to introduce significant changes to the composition of the SOC workforce, with NO consultation. Once again (in a similar vein to plans for the ambulance workforce) St John are planning to introduce new employees on…
Lee Waller
9 April 2021
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Yammer Interactions

Dear members, We have had a number of emails from our members who have expressed concerns about the increasingly condescending and patronising nature of some Yammer commentary from the St John leadership team. This deterioration in tone may reflect the increasingly desperate nature of our managers to ‘flog a dead…
Lee Waller
6 April 2021
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AMBULANCE OFFICER / PARAMEDIC EBA UPDATE

Dear members, Your negotiation team met today with senior management for the fourth scheduled EBA meeting. This was planned short meeting due to the unavailability of several managers in the afternoon, and focussed on CCP and Special Ops claims, with some time spent outlining and justifying claims for the Deferred…
Lee Waller
31 March 2021
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Transport EBA Update

To all members We are just updating you on the progress of the Transport Officers Certified Agreement; basically, advising that St John Management have rejected the AEA offer and stalled negotiations. We have not been advised of a further meeting or counteroffer because we believe that Management are attempting to…
Lee Waller
23 March 2021
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Ramping/Multiple-Patient Care

Dear members You may be aware that St John have issued a revised SOP Patient Flow and Ramping guideline document. Despite serious objections from the AEAWA, there has yet again been no response to our attempts to engage in meaningful consultation on these revisions, and St John continue to implement…
Lee Waller
19 March 2021
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PARAMEDIC EBA NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Dear members, Your negotiation team met with management today to conduct the third Paramedic EBA bargaining session. Much of this meeting was spent in discussions with St John regarding the proposed Clinical Appropriate Model of Care (CAMC). The AEAWA was invited to provide feedback, which consisted of the following points:…
Lee Waller
17 March 2021