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December, 2023

ESTA Members: Vote YES for Industrial Action

05 December, 2023

VAU ESTA members who have nominated the VAU as their bargaining representative will have an opportunity to vote on whether to approve the proposed industrial actions (IA). The ballot will be conducted by CiVS electronically via email. It will open from 7 December 2023 and close on 12 December 2023. Read on for more details:

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05
December, 2023

Worksafe issue Improvement Notice on Ambulance Victoria

05 December, 2023

After a recent inspection of BalSECC, Worksafe have issued an improvement notice due to work-related stress in Clinicians. WorkSafe have stated that the AV has no system of assessing and responding to reports.

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December, 2023

Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Bargaining Update – Wages and Allowances

04 December, 2023

To date there has been 55 meetings. While there has been some slow but positive progress in some key areas relating to working conditions, we have had little progress in relation to wages.

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November, 2023

ESTA Bargaining and Industrial Action Update

28 November, 2023

As VAU members would be aware, negotiations for a new agreement to cover ESTA operational employees have been ongoing since February this year, with the current agreement expiring on 30 June 2023. Despite the efforts of the Unions, we have not reached an agreement. Click for more info.

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November, 2023

Changes to Priority 0 Dispatch

23 November, 2023

Recently the VAU was informed by our ESTA delegates of changes to call-taking and dispatch protocols which will affect our members. Specifically, the event type BREATHING PROBLEMS: INEFFECTIVE BREATHING has been changed from a Priority 1 to Priority 0 dispatch. More information:

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November, 2023

PBR Dispute in the Fair Work Commission

17 November, 2023

The VAU lodged an urgent dispute in the Fair Work Commission against Ambulance Victoria seeking that AV comply with clause 11.2 of the AV Enterprise Agreement 2020. Click for more information:

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November, 2023

Public Intoxication Reforms

14 November, 2023

The VAU has advocated against additional caseload for ambulance crews as a result of decriminalising public intoxication. It is important that these reforms are carefully monitored and the VAU is keen to hear of any examples of ambulance crews being inappropriately dispatched.

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October, 2023

BALSECC Understaffed Again

23 October, 2023

On Saturday 30 September 2023, after the AFL Grand Final, BALSECC ran without any Ambulance Victoria Duty Manager, Communications Support Paramedics or Admin Support Officers.

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October, 2023

Royal Flying Doctor Service – YOUR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RIGHTS

20 October, 2023

Thanks to the work of our RFDS members and HSRs, RFDS are holding an online meeting on 25th October to negotiate the number of HSRs and Designated Work Groups at using the process advised by WorkSafe. The VAU will attend.