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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.

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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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30
June, 2022

St John Bargaining Update: WAGES ON THE TABLE AT NEXT MEETING

30 June, 2022

As St John employees are aware, the Victorian Ambulance Union Incorporated has been bargaining with St John management, to establish the first Enterprise Agreement at St John for NEPT staff. The VAU calls on non-members to join up in order to have their say in bargaining and ensure a better deal for patient transport workers at St John.

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30
June, 2022

VAU Secures Commitment from Royal Flying Doctor Service to Pay Shift Allowance

30 June, 2022

The VAU raised this matter on behalf of members with RFDS management. We confirm we have been successful in securing written confirmation that the outstanding reconciliation payments will be paid.

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17
June, 2022

Surge Workforce

17 June, 2022

The Victorian Ambulance Union has issued an ultimatum to Ambulance Victoria that we will have no choice but to lodge a dispute in the courts if the pre-rostering of surge workers before paramedics does not end.

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09
June, 2022

Healthcare Worker Winter Retention Payment

09 June, 2022

The Victorian Ambulance Union (VAU) welcomes the Victorian Government Winter Retention Payment, but ensuring retention of our health workforce will be a long term challenge we need to deal with.

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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.