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27
April, 2022

WorkSafe finds Ambulance Victoria in Breach of Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

27 April, 2022

VAU members were interviewed by WorkSafe inspectors over several hours and provided information on the Clinician workload and systems of work. Employees were interviewed and AV were found to be...

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01
April, 2022

VAU HSR PIN Upheld by WorkSafe for safety concerns Surrounding Augment VA – Trial

01 April, 2022

A huge congratulations to our HSR (Jason Learmonth) and Deputy HSR (Daryl Glover) at Mansfield for their tireless work in the health and safety space for our members.

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31
March, 2022

Volume 2 of VEOHRC Independent Review into Ambulance Victoria

31 March, 2022

Today the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has released the second volume of its review into Ambulance Victoria. The Victorian Ambulance Union Incorporated welcomes the release of Volume 2. The Report by VEOHRC has clearly captured the extreme levels of harm and distress caused by incivility, disrespect, discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation at AV.

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28
March, 2022

Hair Follicle Testing

28 March, 2022

The VAU are aware that ‘for cause’ drug testing, including hair follicle testing, is planned to occur in some AV locations over coming weeks.

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25
March, 2022

Medium Acuity Transport Service

25 March, 2022

The VAU has informed the Victorian Government that we are planning to withdraw our support for the Medium Acuity Transport Service (MATS). The VAU had previously welcomed this Government initiative in good faith as we believed that MATS would be:

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21
March, 2022

Royal Flying Doctor Service – Reconciliation of shift allowances

21 March, 2022

The Victorian Ambulance Union Incorporated (VAU) has received multiple inquiries from members regarding the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Employees Enterprise Agreement (EA). Specifically, clause 23.2 (Shift Allowance).

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21
March, 2022

The Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)

21 March, 2022

Over the years the union has supported a number of members who have been involved in IBAC investigations and have experienced first-hand their aggressive approach including having members isolated from any personal support for an extended period of time. We are here to support you.

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25
February, 2022

People Based Rostering

25 February, 2022

The roster proposal does appear to be a positive step forward which members will benefit from and it is not radical (like the 10 hour roster concept). This People Based Rostering concept is expected to deliver these principles:

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24
February, 2022

MICA Pay Progression Post Panel

24 February, 2022

Recently the Victorian Ambulance Union Incorporated (VAU) received a pay query from several MICA members who have successfully completed their MICA panel yet remained paid at the Student MICA Paramedic (SMP) rate of pay for several months.