On the 26th of November 2021, AEAV wrote to Ambulance Victoria CEO, Tony Walker to outline an issue with AV’s recruitment process whereby applicant’s do not have an appropriate avenue for redress when they feel they have been treated unfairly.
Currently, the only avenue the member has to appeal the decision is through AV’s Grievance Procedure, which is not fit for purpose.
The union believes that AV is not acting in accordance with section 8 (Public sector employment principles) of the Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic) (Act) which requires public sector body Heads establish employment processes that will ensure that:
(a) employment decisions are based on merit; and
(b) public sector employees are treated fairly and reasonably; and
(c) equal employment opportunity is provided; and
(ca) human rights as set out in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities are upheld; and
(d) public sector employees have a reasonable avenue of redress against unfair or unreasonable treatment; and
(e) in the case of public service bodies, the development of a career public service is fostered.
You can read the detailed letter to Tony Walker here.