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November, 2019

VAU Privacy Policy

16 November, 2019

Click here to view the VAU Privacy Policy.

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November, 2019

Legal Advice and Industrial Support

16 November, 2019

The VAU employs experienced employment lawyers and industrial officers who are experienced in representing ambulance members. There are very few industrial matters that the VAU team have not dealt with.

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October, 2019

Amendments to the Emergency Services Superannuation Act pass through Parliament

27 October, 2019

The VAU is pleased to inform members that the improvements to your Emergency Services Superannuation Scheme which we have lobbied for over many years finally passed through the Victorian Parliament.

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October, 2019

VAU lodges dispute in the Fair Work Commission over Rostered Overtime

01 October, 2019

The VAU considers that all time worked in excess of 38 hours per week for full-time employees should be paid at overtime rates. The VAU has lodged a dispute in the Fair Work Commission.

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September, 2019

VAU Working Group – Continuing Professional Development

11 September, 2019

The VAU is forming a working group in 2019 to design and implement an Ambulance-specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for VAU members.  We are currently seeking expressions of interest from members who would like to take part in establishing this program.

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August, 2019

Hair Testing – Know Your Rights!

21 August, 2019

Under the AV AOD Policy and Procedure, hair shaft testing is only to be used when further testing is required in investigations into the suspected misappropriation of AV medications or where the previous samples (Saliva /Urine) have resulted in inconclusive results.

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July, 2019

Ambulance Ramping

29 July, 2019

Ambulance ramping leads to crews remaining stuck in hospital corridors while they wait to offload patients. Often the patient is uncomfortable and the crew is unable to return to the road and respond to cases in the community. 

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July, 2019

Vehicle Life Limits

16 July, 2019

The agreed vehicle life limits for Mercedes Sprinter Ambulances is 230,000km. Beyond that, they should NOT be operated.