AEAV Bulletin – 29 June 2021

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29 June 2021

Dear Member,

Who would have thought a month ago that Victoria would be in a better position than most of the country when it comes to Covid-19?

Hopefully we can keep the pandemic at bay long enough for vaccinations to have an impact on transmission rates.

Whilst there was a bit of a bump as a result of the vaccination blitz a couple of weeks ago, there are still many who have not received their first dose.

If you haven’t got around to it yet please make it a priority.

SPARES AND THE AVEA IMPLEMENTATION WORKING GROUP

The AV Enterprise Agreement Implementation Working Group was due to meet today but had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

AOD submissions have been provided by the AEAV and the VAU. AV are not intending to provide any feedback on the submissions in the rescheduled meeting.

The Spares trial will be a topic discussed in the rescheduled EAIWG discussion.

The AEAV has some early concerns regarding the scope of the trial.

We know Spares has been causing many problems for on-road and rosters staff for over 10 years now and we are focused on getting the issues addressed.

We have prepared an updated Spares Impact Survey which incorporates the new role of RSRP. It is important that AV fully understands the extent of the Spares issues so now is the time to speak up.

Irrespective of whether you completed the original survey please complete the new survey HERE.

WORK INTENSITY

After a brief workload and fatigue reprieve as a result of Covid, work intensity is back on the same trajectory.

The AEAV continues to meet with government and other stakeholders in order to push long-term solutions. Read more about potential solutions HERE.

ESTA CARPARK SLIPS AND FALLS

ESTA HSRs are investigating the frequency of cleaning the car park at Tally Ho.

A recent slip has left a worker in serious pain.

This could have and should have been avoided, and we are making sure that there are no further incidents.

If you are located at ESTA Tally Ho, please complete our survey HERE.

AMVA BARGAINING

With a tight timeframe due to the Vic Government’s new wages policy, AVMA bargaining must be completed this year.

The AEAV is claiming for worker protections against bullying and harassment, and rights for investigations to sit within the agreement.

The AEAV is also supporting AMPAs log of claims. Read our proposed clause HERE.

MEAL BREAK SUMMARY OF ISSUES

The AEAV have provided Ambulance Victoria with a summary of issues relating to out of branch meal breaks. You can read more HERE.


INCOME PROTECTION

End of financial year is a good opportunity to do some checks around what you are paying for Income Protection insurance. We all know it is important to protect your family in the event that you are unable to work.

The best policy for ambulance workers is only available to AEAV members, and of course when income protection is not paid through Superannuation it becomes tax deductible. Check out more details HERE.

JOKE OF THE WEEK

A woman spots a sign outside a house that reads “Talking Dog for Sale.” Intrigued, she walks in.

“So what have you done with your life?” she asks the dog.

“I’ve led a very full life,” says the dog. “I lived in the Alps rescuing avalanche victims. Then I served my country in Iraq. And now I spend my days reading to the residents of a retirement home.”

The woman is flabbergasted. She asks the dog’s owner, “Why on Earth would you want to get rid of an incredible dog like that?”

The owner says, “Because he’s a liar! He never did any of that!”

KEEP IN TOUCH

As always, if you have any issues, questions or queries, get in touch by leaving a message on 9287 1713 or email [email protected]

And most importantly, please stay safe out there.

Brett Adie – AEAV Secretary