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October, 2023

ESTA Bargaining Update – October

20 October, 2023

Negotiations for a new agreement to cover ESTA operational employees have now been ongoing since February this year, with the current agreement expiring on 30 June 2023. Read on for more information....

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October, 2023

Ambulance Victoria reject F.O.I request

19 October, 2023

The VAU recently requested documents under FOI from AV, related to Revised Ambulance Dispatch. This request was denied. While the VAU consider its legal options to take the matter further, we will continue to advocate for reform to call-taking and dispatch, on our own if we must.

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October, 2023

St John Ambulance Victoria Non-Emergency Patient Transport Enterprise Agreement 2023

10 October, 2023

The Victorian Ambulance Union Incorporated is pleased to announce that the proposed St John Enterprise Agreement has been voted up by a majority of the workforce. This is the first ever Enterprise Agreement for Patient Transport workers at St. John. Click here to download the new agreement.

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October, 2023

St John members vote IN FAVOUR of a new Enterprise Agreement

09 October, 2023

The Victorian Ambulance Union Incorporated is pleased to announce that the proposed St John Enterprise Agreement has been voted up by a majority of the workforce.

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September, 2023

SAFETY ALERT – Misrouting cross-border Ambulance 000 calls

25 September, 2023

Members reporting significant delays in call handling, due to calls from border locations being misrouted to NSW Ambulance Service.

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September, 2023

Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Bargaining Update 009

22 September, 2023

Over recent meetings we have started to see some slow but positive progress in some of the key areas where we are aiming to improve members wages and working conditions. This includes:

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September, 2023

Constantly Altering Recruitment Exercises

15 September, 2023

The Victorian Ambulance Union has received a large number of complaints from members about recent AV recruitment processes. This includes members who have been told they are not worthy of an interview even though they have acted in these roles for many years, and some have been asked by AV to continue to act in these roles.

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August, 2023

TRIPLE ZERO VICTORIA

31 August, 2023

The VAU welcomes the tabling of the Triple Zero Victoria Bill 2023 and the proposal to replace the Emergency Services Telecommunication Authority (ESTA) with a new statutory authority named Triple Zero Victoria, with strengthened oversight and partnerships with other emergency services.

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August, 2023

SAFETY ALERT – Stryker Stretcher Batteries

29 August, 2023

On Sunday nightshift two members from Bairnsdale were exposed to hazardous chemicals when a spare Stryker Stretcher Battery expanded and leaked fumes into the ambulance cabin. Read on for more detail.