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The AEAWA Executive would like to acknowledge the tireless work done by our members and colleagues in SOC.

Our Communications Officers and Dispatchers face similar unprecedented staff shortages, mismanagement of resources, and poor morale during this very challenging period in our organisation. Our SOC colleagues are under just as much pressure as operational staff on road, indeed they are under greater pressure, facing screens full of calls which…
Lee Waller
3 November 2020
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Single officer responses

The AEAWA have learned that a spare / single officer was sent to a Priority 1 patient during last night's shift. This action was initiated by management and not by our SOC colleagues. The AEAWA believe this practice is extremely unsafe and puts the single officer at a much greater…
axiom
1 November 2020
NewsTransport

SJA revise offer for Transport EBA

Last week we met with St John Management to negotiate the ongoing Certified Agreement and receive a revised offer. AEAWA’s initial claim was 2% per annum across wages and allowances. SJA initially responded with 0% 0% and 1% in the third year of the agreement with 0% increase in allowances.…
axiom
23 October 2020
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Ramping and multiple patients

We have received reports from our interstate colleagues of incidents where ramped patients (who were being looked after as part of a ‘multi-patient care’ model) have deteriorated while in the care of their crew. This has had very serious outcomes for the patients and the officers involved. With the imminent…
axiom
10 October 2020
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Access to basic amenities at hospitals

Access to Basic Amenities at WA Public Hospitals Members, On Friday 31st July the AEAWA Committee wrote to SJA senior management to highlight the diminishing access access to hygienic amenities for the safe preparation and consumption of meals in WA public hospitals. We would like to see WA Health mandate…
Lee Waller
7 August 2020
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O’Connor device update

Members: In response to overwhelming membership feedback, the AEA instructed our lawyers to examine the situation pertaining to the devices recently discovered at O’Connor depot. Our legal team have completed this task and on the 10th June they submitted a letter, on our behalf, to the St John Executive. In…
Lee Waller
11 June 2020
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2020 CEP Programme

Members, On 18th May the AEAWA wrote to SJA management seeking an update on the organisation’s plans for the 2020 CEP programme for Paramedics, SOC staff, and Transport Officers. CEP typically begin in approximately 6 weeks time. The committee understand that the declared pandemic creates unique and challenging difficulties in…
Lee Waller
21 May 2020