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.
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.
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.
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.
16 July, 2019
The agreed vehicle life limits for Mercedes Sprinter Ambulances is 230,000km. Beyond that, they should NOT be operated.