Today HACSU members took action after the State Government's lack of progress with negotiations relating to paramedics feeling overworked and underpaid.
Although ambulance response times have decreased, the health system still requires another 100+ paramedics according to HACSU State Secretary, Tim Jacobson.
Ramping continues to be a massive problem. We think that the community is often unaware of the consequences of ramping. Our State Operations Centre, the 000 call centre, is significantly under resourced. Combine this with lack of crews to send to patients and you have a perfect storm. Our members have the worst resources and the worst pay in the nation. The Health Minister must recognise this and fix both of these important issues.
- Tim Jacobson
Which is why slogans will start going up on the ambulances this week, along with a number of employees commencing low level bans including wearing HACSU branded clothing, speaking to media and members of the public, claiming allowances, not accepting overtime, and more.
What do you think of the developments?