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28
July, 2022

St. John Ambulance Enterprise Agreement Bargaining Update

28 July, 2022

The VAU are strongly advocating to improve conditions for St John employees. We do not see St John’s position on wages as a sustainable position in bargaining as members have made it clear that increasing their wages is the number one priority.

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25
July, 2022

Expressions of Interest – VAU State Council

25 July, 2022

The VAU is seeking Expressions of Interest from VAU members from the Ambulance Victoria (AV) Region of the Ambulance Industry to be appointed as a Committee member (State Councillor) of the VAU.

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17
July, 2022

Victorian Government Hospital Funding Package

17 July, 2022

Many of the funded initiatives are items that the VAU, alongside other health unions, have advocated for, to reduce the bottlenecks at key points in the health system that ultimately lead to delays in ambulance care.

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01
July, 2022

Second Survey on Workplace Climate and Well-being of Victorian Ambulance Workers 2021 – Volume 1

01 July, 2022

The latest volume deals with workload, psychological safety, burnout, resilience, job satisfaction, intention to leave the profession and mental health and wellbeing (Volume 2 will be released at a later date). The VAU encourages all people in the ambulance industry to read the report, the results of which clearly reflect what our members tell us daily.

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14
February, 2022

Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Bargaining

14 February, 2022

The VAU is seeking expressions of interest from members for inclusion in our log of claims for bargaining for a new enterprise agreement to replace the current AV Enterprise Agreement 2020.

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09
August, 2022

ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE – BACKPAY

09 August, 2022

The VAU, on behalf of their RFDS members, filed an application for an urgent listing with the Fair Work Commission in relation to RFDS’s failure to conduct shift allowance reconciliations and make payment of any amounts owing.

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04
August, 2022

Monash University Fees – MICA Course

04 August, 2022

The Victorian Ambulance Union Incorporated has received a lot of complaints and concerns regarding payment of fees for the Monash University MICA course. Our advice is not to pay any of your own money to Monash University. You should not have to pay for AV’s incompetence.

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03
August, 2022

PORTABLE LONG SERVICE LEAVE FOR PATIENT TRANSPORT – IT’S TIME!

03 August, 2022

The VAU has recently written to the Victorian Government seeking significant improvements to the working conditions of our Patient Transport Ambulance members.

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18
July, 2022

Medical Emergency Response Time (MERT) Taskforce – OUTCOMES DELIVERED

18 July, 2022

Following visits to Triage Services and hearing the experiences of Triage Practitioners, the VAU have advocated to the Victorian Government for the expansion of alternative referral pathways and the introduction of specialist initiatives to allow aged care patients to receive treatment at home or in their aged care facility.

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08
July, 2022

International Paramedics Day 2022

08 July, 2022

Friday July 8 marked the first International Paramedics Day - celebrating the important work undertaken by paramedics, private patient transport ambos, emergency call takers and dispatchers around the world.

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07
July, 2022

Surge Workforce Transition Arrangement

07 July, 2022

Several weeks ago the Victorian Ambulance Union advised Ambulance Victoria that we would have no choice but to lodge a dispute in the courts if the pre-rostering of surge responders before paramedics does not end. The VAU can now announce that it has been successful in securing a package of arrangements to wind back the utilisation of surge responders and to transition back to paramedic crewing on all paramedic shifts.