The ADHSU Metro DOM group (both substantive and acting) today held an urgent stop work meeting to discuss the ongoing and increasing impacts to Paramedic safety and welfare of the Divisional-based deployment system known as Metro PAR. The group unanimously endorsed a resolution to work to rule and revert back to the safer sector-based deployment model consistent with the recommendations of the Industrial Relations Commission from May last year:
‘That all Metro ADHSU Duty Operations Managers (substantive and acting) cease participation in Metro PAR meetings/communications with other sectors and senior managers, instead reverting to the safer sector-based deployment model consistent with the recommendations of Commissioner Murphy on the 10 May 2021. This will also include the use of overtime in line with DOM delegation and authority when sector-based non-premium labour options have been exhausted. The Central Coast and North Sydney sector will be treated as separate zones due to geographical isolation’
The DOM group doesn’t take this sort of action lightly, but now feel that the growing safety concerns for Paramedics and the potential impacts on patient care of a system implemented without any consultation are completely unworkable and unsafe.
The action has been implemented as of 1500 today and will further support the ongoing action in relation to the banning of cross sector movements.
ADHSU will update the membership with any developments but congratulate the DOM group on their strong action on safe rostering.