While government has moved to increase its offer from 1.5% to 2.5% (congratulations by the way) for next year’s award, there has been no movement on last year’s slap in the face .3%.
In many ways, it’s last year’s zero per cent offer by government that is fuelling the anger across ADHSU membership (including HealthShare PTOs who led the way with a 24-hour strike).
NSW Paramedics and Control Centre Officers were already the lowest paid in the country before last year’s pay freeze (actually a cut), so it’s not something that can be ignored.
And we know that even with this year’s promised 2.5%, NSW Paramedic and Control Centre Officers will remain the lowest paid in the country. Being the lowest paid, highest injured, in supposedly the richest state is simply not acceptable.
If government has enough money for $100 vouchers for Friday lunches in Sydney’s CBD, it has enough to stop the pay freeze.
All members should join tomorrow morning’s stop work zoom, including off duty. If you are on duty, attend and participate unless you are given a 1A, 1B, 1C, or 2I. All other jobs can wait.