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Current Action for NSW Ambulance ADHSU Members
The below actions are no longer endorsed due to the pay agreement reached with government on 13 December 2023.
All registered paramedics
Inspector and below – boycott re-registration this year. FAQ here. Previous newsletter here. Pledge to boycott here.
For participating ambulance coverage areas – wear a red t-shirt in place of your paramedic shirt/top. Continue to use your safety vest as normal. Carry an overshirt in case it's needed.
Current daily actions
Members on road
Make sure that you voice on the radio that you are participating in the action
eMR use encouraged however no KPIs are to be reported (explainer here) – if prefer to use PHCR then no KPIs are to be reported (sample PHCR here) Debtor address should be Chris Minns’ office address: Suite 1/22-24 Regent St, Kogarah NSW 2217 *NB for amb billing details only. Patients are to be clerked into the hospital system under their known address
No hitting off stretcher (however if control want to know how long to clear for an urgent job then you should tell them – that is, there needs to be an urgent job attached to the request).
Members in Control
Voice support for HSU action at the start of each shift – this is ongoing (see scripts in campaign resources page)
Ongoing (indefinite) industrial action
Members in Education
Education members will continue to defer teaching upskilling components of MCPD and Inservice, as continuing to take on more skills without recognition cannot continue.
Ongoing continuous (indefinite) protest action – non industrial action
Members on Road
No P5s: all patients are to be transported to hospital. This one is not industrial action because NSW paramedics are not getting paid for the required medical reasoning to safely P5 a patient.
Chalking continues (there is no requirement to clean the chalk off at the end of the shift)
Registered Paramedic members
Proudly wear your yellow ADHSU shield
Members completing MCPD, Inservice, or online skills upgrades - the below are banned:
Decompression of Tension Pneumothorax
Corpuls - members will continue to use the current LifePak 15 to ensure patient safety
End tidal CO2
Fentanyl IV preparation upgrade
Any Janison modules associated with the above learning
ADHSU DOMs have agreed to liquid chalk their vehicles and support on-road paramedics in continuing their chalk campaign
All paramedic members
No participation in the PDP process (it’s a bit rude to use the word ‘professional’ until professional pay flows)