28 April, 2023
The VAU has received a large volume of complaints about AV’s recent recruitment processes. The VAU immediately intervened and insisted that AV use a proper and transparent process to select the best candidates. The VAU understands the process was then halted.
14 April, 2023
On behalf of all members of the Victorian Ambulance Union, we would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to family, friends, and members of NSW Ambulance Service for the tragic loss of a much-loved colleague.
03 April, 2023
Members have been incorrectly told by Ambulance Victoria that their casual working hours will be reduced to 70 per month. The VAU has taken this up with workplace relations on Monday 3 April and the issue was corrected that day.
31 March, 2023
The effectiveness of Industrial Action cannot be underestimated, and we again thank our members for the way in which they have conducted themselves during this time. They have demonstrated how a determined and cohesive group can fight for a better deal for themselves, and all St John employees.
28 March, 2023
On 27 March 2023, the Victorian Ambulance Union Incorporated notified St John Ambulance Victoria of further industrial action in respect to enterprise bargaining. We encourage our members to continue industrial action, commence the new actions (but not until 0500 Friday 31 March).
24 March, 2023
The VAU are very pleased to announce that we have reached in principle agreement about what changes will be incorporated into the new EA. The next step is for the agreement to go to a vote of the workforce. Before this occurs, both sides will be drafting wording to ensure that the document accurately reflects what was agreed at the bargaining table.
17 March, 2023
The VAU is currently investigating instances where MICA paramedics have not been paid their TRP when working away from their home branch.
02 March, 2023
Following on from members voting emphatically to take part in industrial action the VAU has formally notified St John Ambulance of our intention to take protected industrial actions. The actions have been notified to commence from 6 March 2023 and are indefinite. Those actions are:
01 March, 2023
Negotiations are being facilitated using an interest based bargaining approach. This process tries to address what the issues are, then all parties try and mutually agree on solutions.