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Overtime Denied

There have been many instances of late were members have contacted the AEAWA after being denied overtime from rosters only to find out that numerous RASO crews have filled the gaps in the roster. The AEAWA Executive have contacted SJA after each of these reported instances, as we believe this…
Lee Waller
16 April 2022
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Victoria Police

The AEAWA wish to extend deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Victorian Police officer who recently lost their life while serving the community. Our thoughts are also with her colleague who is currently in hospital with serious injuries.
Lee Waller
9 April 2022
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Business Continuity Plan Level 2

Many of you will have heard that the organisation has today activated level 2 of it’s ‘Business Continuity Plan’. The AEAWA position is that we DO NOT believe it is warranted to introduce unskilled workers into the ambulance section. The AEAWA are in discussions regarding other options to keep officers…
Lee Waller
21 March 2022
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(Yet) More training/LMS expectations

Today many of you will have received a communication outlining the roll out of ‘major changes’ in relation to CPGs, and the expectation that you will complete an LMS course. This is further evidence of an organisation which has again failed to provide adequate, sorry...failed to provide ANY paid time…
Lee Waller
17 March 2022
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SOPM-1012 – Medication Non Compliance

SOPM-1012 - Medication Non Compliance Today a communication was issued from the organisation which introduces a new SOP regarding 'Medication Non Compliance'. St John were kind enough to let us know they intended to distribute this new policy a full 35 minutes before it was distributed, and again with apparent…
Lee Waller
11 March 2022
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Transfer of Care SOP / LMS courses

Transfer of Care SOP / LMS courses There has been an unfortunate trend towards instructing staff to complete ‘mandatory training’ and online LMS units without allocating any time for this work to be done. The latest examples of this are in relation to the RAT testing procedure and today the…
Lee Waller
10 March 2022
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March 6th – EBA Update

Yesterday afternoon your bargaining representatives met with St John to discuss our claim regarding our proposal to introduce a clause which would define acceptable 'Metropolitan Crew Formation', thereby addressing both AO/AO crewing and safe restrictions on Single Officer clinical duties. Why is this important? The obvious concern here is that…
Lee Waller
6 March 2022
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March 1st EBA Update

The AEAWA negotiation team met with St John WA this morning in compliance with Directions issued by Deputy President Beaumont of the FWC, to conduct a rapid series of negotiation meetings and to either work towards an agreement or to reach final positions. The purpose of these meetings is to…
Lee Waller
1 March 2022
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Managers On Road Dispute

On 21st February (yesterday) the AEAWA formally raised a dispute in relation the a number of breaches of Clause 13 (Managers on Road) of the Ambulance Officers and Paramedics Enterprise Agreement 2018. Clause 13 essentially defines the circumstances that managers can work on road. It outlines how working with a…
Lee Waller
22 February 2022
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EBA Fair Work Meeting Monday 21st February, 2022

The AEAWA negotiation team met with St John WA this morning in compliance with Directions issued by Deputy President Beaumont of the FWC, to conduct a rapid series of negotiation meetings and to either work towards an agreement or to reach final positions. The purpose of these meetings is to…
Lee Waller
21 February 2022
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Ambulance Officer & Paramedic EBA Update

Today AEAWA delegates participated in a teleconference established by the Fair Work Commission in relation to matter B2022/58 under the direction of Deputy President Beaumont. The Deputy President heard introductory statements from all three parties to the negotiation, and noted a disparity in the number of outstanding claims reported. St…
Lee Waller
21 February 2022
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Covid Leave Update

The AEAWA have received correspondence from the CEO in relation to our repeated attempt to secure 20 days COVID leave, in line with other front line workers. St John essentially advised that they are requesting the Government fund COVID leave. MDL is useful only for work related exposures, and it…
Lee Waller
21 February 2022
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Ambulance Officer Crews Update

Following legal advice, the AEAWA tabled an urgent addendum to our initial submission to the the Fair Work Commission, thus bringing the matter of ‘Ambulance Crews’ before the Deputy President Beaumont. The AEAWA highlighted the lack of genuine consultation for what is clearly a major change, the EA Clauses which…
Lee Waller
18 February 2022
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AEAWA General Updates

Covid Leave There has been discussion on a number of forums as to whether operational staff can access the 20 days of COVID leave, which is available to nurses, teachers and other public sector employees. It’s good to see that our colleagues at UWU are also campaigning for COVID leave.…
Lee Waller
15 February 2022
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Ambulance Officer Crews

The AEAWA would like to express profound disappointment that ‘consultation’ regarding the introduction of Ambulance Officer crews, indisputably a major change, has been sought after the communication of a detailed plan is announced to the wider workforce. It is clear the decision has already been made to implement this plan,…
Lee Waller
15 February 2022