Since you said an emphatic NO to the government’s most recent offer, with 92% of ambulance workers voting no, we have been able to have some further discussions with government. They seem very eager to improve the offer and put something reasonable to an exhausted and frustrated workforce.
It’s only because you saw through what was on the table and bravely said no that any further improvements could be discussed.
Your AESB Executive met last night and are developing clauses for the government to consider based on our original claim. We’ll be talking to you too to make sure you’re happy with any developments as they occur. The Executive unanimously endorsed the recommencement of industrial action. You can engage in the following action for a start:
• The display of union messaging and slogans in workplaces. This includes public buildings and vehicles and by way of email signature block.
• The decoration of vehicles and workspace for the festive season.
• The distribution of union material to patients, clients, their families, and the community.
• Wearing union badged clothing during work time.
• Participation in media events including interviews concerning issues associated with negotiations.
We know that wages, training, meal breaks, and ramping are still the top priorities. Your colleagues in the Ambulance Employees Sub-Branch Executive are working hard to ensure any new offer is serious in trying to fix these ongoing and unacceptable issues.
We will keep you updated, we’ll be out at workplaces and on the ramp over the Christmas and New Year period. Your AESB Executive will also continue to consider escalating industrial action if the government keeps ignoring the issues.
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