Member Bulletin – July 2020

On 21 Jul 2020, Membership Fees Tax Summaries were sent to all members and resigned members who had contributed during FY 19/20. While our AusPost tracking indicates that almost all have been received, anyone who has yet to receive theirs should contact APA (Vic) by email.

For current members, the Tax Summary was included in a pack with some items as a part of commemorating our 10th year as an Association; it also included the “Member Bulletin – July 2020”, the the full text of which is below.


As our tenth year draws closer to a close, I would like to thank all our members for their ongoing support. It has been a busy year for the APA (Vic) Committee, with a number of large projects and cases ensuing; with a small volunteer Committee of Paramedics, there is a lot of work that seems to bank up on top of our on-road shifts.


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In this Bulletin are updates on:

  • Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2019 (“the EBA”)
  • Ambulance Victoria Consultative Committee, and General Enquiries
  • Member Representation
  • COVID-19
  • ZERO TOLERANCE
  • APA (VIC) AGM

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Please stay in touch, take care and stay safe out there.

Jason Tosch
President

EBA Update: Feedback on the ‘AV Proposal’ #2

Since our last update, we have had a number of discussions with AV & DHHS and are continuing to progress towards agreement for the Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2019 (“the EBA”). The information on this page is based on further discussions up to and including 30 Jan 2020, with updates highlighted in blue

This information is provided to APA (Vic) members for consideration; it must be noted that it is based on current discussion and may not be reflected in the final version of the Agreement.

Please continue to provide your feedback to APA (Vic) so that we can represent your concerns at the AVEA 2019 Negotiations, and work towards an Enterprise Agreement that improves the Pay and Conditions for our members and all applicable AV employees.


AV Proposal – an APA (Vic) perspective for members

On 12 Dec 2019, Ambulance Victoria released an EBA Update, the “AV Proposal” outlining the basics of their proposal for changes to be included in the Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2019 (“the EBA”). Subsequently updates have been posted on the 26 Dec and 30 Dec 2019, and 16 & 30 Jan 2020. (Available Here)

APA (Vic) is considering this proposal (and the updates) as it relates to our Log of Claims, and the overall impact that it will have on our Members and the employees to whom it relates. We have already received feedback from some members and hope to receive more in the coming days.

While this information is significant, there remain a number of areas where only minimal change has been made, or it is believe changes will be of a primarily procedural nature and will not directly affect outcomes of members (such as removing reference to Committees that no longer exist, or simplifying definitions); these have not been included here.

At this time, APA (Vic) offers the following information on some of the issues you have already raised with us, however we hope to hear from you soon about any further concerns you wish to raise.


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We look forward to hearing from you, our members, and to continue representing you during these negotiations and beyond.

With thanks and best wishes,

Sven, Alison, and Teri
AVEA 2019 Representative Team
EBA@APAvic.org.au

EBA Update: APA (Vic) Claims – were they accepted?

The following list is a summary of the APA (Vic) Claims (V3), and the responses received from AV / DHHS (so far)

The information on this page is based on the Negotiation summary documents of 03 Dec 2019, and published on the APA (Vic) website on 07 Jan 2020.

This information is provided to APA (Vic) members for consideration; it must be noted that it is based on current discussion, and may not be reflected in the final version of the Agreement.

Further detail on items within this summary may be available on request.


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We look forward to hearing from you, our members, and to continue representing you during these negotiations and beyond.

With thanks, and best wishes for the coming year,

Sven, Alison, and Teri
AVEA 2019 Representative Team
EBA@APAvic.org.au

EBA Update: Feedback on the ‘AV Proposal’

AV Proposal – an APA (Vic) perspective for members

On 12 Dec 2019, Ambulance Victoria released an EBA Update, the “AV Proposal” outlining the basics of their proposal for changes to be included in the Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2019 (“the EBA”). Subsequently updates have been posted on the 26 Dec and 30 Dec 2019.

APA (Vic) is considering this proposal (and the updates) as it relates to our Log of Claims, and the overall impact that it will have on our Members and the employees to whom it relates. We have already received feedback from some members and hope to receive more in the coming days.

While this information is significant, there remain a number of areas where only minimal change has been made, or it is believe changes will be of a primarily procedural nature and will not directly affect outcomes of members (such as removing reference to Committees that no longer exist, or simplifying definitions); these have not been included here.

At this time, APA (Vic) offers the following information on some of the issue that have already been raised with us, but we hope to hear from you soon about any concerns you wish to raise.


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We look forward to hearing from you, our members, and to continue representing you during these negotiations and beyond.

With thanks, and best wishes for the coming year,

Sven, Alison, and Teri
AVEA 2019 Representative Team
EBA@APAvic.org.au

EBA Update: Member email of 31 Dec 2019

An Update on “the EBA”: Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2019 (AVEA 2019)

“Dear Members,

Since February this year, the APA (Vic) Negotiation team has been discussing claims made by our Association and other representative bodies for the Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2019 (AEAV 2019, or ‘the EBA’). Our Association is the only Industrial Representative body at the table providing regular presence of on-road, operational Paramedics – a position we feel is critical in representing our membership to ensure a Paramedic perspective is provided directly by Paramedics.


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We look forward to hearing from you, our members, and to continue representing you during these negotiations and beyond.

With thanks, and best wishes for the coming year,

Sven, Alison, and Teri
AVEA 2019 Representative Team”