AV Paramedics currently have a public voice, but not for long!

Paramedics’ are NOT political. They are apolitical. And so is Fair-Go.com

Like you and I, paramedics are diverse and vote Liberal, or Labour or for whomever they want.

However paramedics as a collective, will target any politician who endangers the public or any paramedic’s wellbeing!

During the current Enterprise Agreement (EA) campaign, paramedics from Ambulance Victoria (AV) have used their protected industrial action to educate the community about issues that concern them.

Yes, they want equality of pay and conditions with other States, but much of the writing on ambulances, in posts on social media and on radio and TV have focused on “Ramping”, “Dispatch problems”, “Poor response times”, “Lives lost” and other issues that have nothing to do with their wages and conditions.

Many of these issues will not magically disappear with a new EA, so how will paramedics voice their concerns in the future?

They won’t be able to! They will be gagged AGAIN!

AV will again have the right to discipline any AV paramedic voicing an opinion that AV management disagree with. This includes bringing any issues related to operational matters, such as poor response times, into any public forum!

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This is where “Fair-Go.com” comes into its own!

Fair-Go.com will continue to be the voice of All Australian paramedics.


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About admin

In 2011 after more than 37 years I, like many paramedics since then, resigned from Ambulance Victoria. I am now a Tour Guide in the Northern Territory. I started the "Talkfest Forum for Australasian Paramedics" in 2009. It now has well over 1,000 members from all over Australia. This is fine for informal comments about all thing work related, but did nothing to inform the public about paramedics' concerns. This "FAIR-GO BLOG" was started to allow paramedics and others, to inform the general public about things that they are either concerned about or feel that the public would benefit from knowing. Paramedics in all States, have said that they cannot safely make any public comments in regard to their work or their management, for fear of being reprimanded or even dismissed. This is therefore a way for them to communicate with, and receive feedback from, the public. There is a very good reason why Paramedics have been independently voted as the most trusted profession in Australia, while politicians have constantly been near the bottom of that same list. Who should you listen to when it comes to your well being? Did I hear you say... "politicians"? While I administer this blog, I do not advocate, indorse or necessarily agree with any of the opinions and/or comments posted on the blog. Posts and comments are the sole responsibility of those persons making them. John
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