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31
March, 2022

Volume 2 of VEOHRC Independent Review into Ambulance Victoria

31 March, 2022

Today the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has released the second volume of its review into Ambulance Victoria. The Victorian Ambulance Union Incorporated welcomes the release of Volume 2. The Report by VEOHRC has clearly captured the extreme levels of harm and distress caused by incivility, disrespect, discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation at AV.

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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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16
May, 2022

St. John Ambulance Enterprise Bargaining Update.

16 May, 2022

The VAU and St John Ambulance Victoria have been meeting regularly for enterprise bargaining discussions. Given that bargaining has been progressing steadily we are confident that we will proceed to constructive wage discussions.

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03
May, 2022

Victorian State Budget 2022

03 May, 2022

The VAU was present when the Victorian State Budget for the 2022/23 financial year was handed down by the Victorian Government. An additional $12 billion has been allocated to the Victorian health system.

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27
April, 2022

WorkSafe finds Ambulance Victoria in Breach of Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

27 April, 2022

VAU members were interviewed by WorkSafe inspectors over several hours and provided information on the Clinician workload and systems of work. Employees were interviewed and AV were found to be...

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01
April, 2022

VAU HSR PIN Upheld by WorkSafe for safety concerns Surrounding Augment VA – Trial

01 April, 2022

A huge congratulations to our HSR (Jason Learmonth) and Deputy HSR (Daryl Glover) at Mansfield for their tireless work in the health and safety space for our members.

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28
March, 2022

Hair Follicle Testing

28 March, 2022

The VAU are aware that ‘for cause’ drug testing, including hair follicle testing, is planned to occur in some AV locations over coming weeks.

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25
March, 2022

Medium Acuity Transport Service

25 March, 2022

The VAU has informed the Victorian Government that we are planning to withdraw our support for the Medium Acuity Transport Service (MATS). The VAU had previously welcomed this Government initiative in good faith as we believed that MATS would be:

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21
March, 2022

Royal Flying Doctor Service – Reconciliation of shift allowances

21 March, 2022

The Victorian Ambulance Union Incorporated (VAU) has received multiple inquiries from members regarding the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Employees Enterprise Agreement (EA). Specifically, clause 23.2 (Shift Allowance).

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21
March, 2022

The Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)

21 March, 2022

Over the years the union has supported a number of members who have been involved in IBAC investigations and have experienced first-hand their aggressive approach including having members isolated from any personal support for an extended period of time. We are here to support you.