Government to hire extra 74 ambulance officers after union agrees to recommend deal to members

South Australians seeking urgent medical attention, and SA’s hardworking ambulance officers and paramedics, will be further supported with the State Government employing an extra 74 full-time equivalent ambos as part of the resolution to the current long-running industrial dispute with the Ambulance Employees Association (AEA).   In what would be the end to the current…

Government welcomes Tribunal decision: Union bosses forced to back down on unsafe cleaning bans in hospitals

The State Government has welcomed a decision today by the independent South Australian Employment Tribunal to order the United Workers Union (UWU) to immediately cease its ill-considered cleaning bans in our hospitals due to the significant risk to patient and staff safety.   The Tribunal has ordered the UWU to immediately lift over 20 bans…

Government remains committed to resolving ambulance union industrial dispute

The State Government remains committed to resolving the ongoing industrial relations dispute with the Ambulance Employees Association (AEA). Treasurer Rob Lucas said the Government remained willing to compromise, offering at least an extra 50 ambulance officers conditional upon the union agreeing to sensible roster reform, ambos taking meal breaks at their nearest station and the…