MARSHALL BACKS PARAMEDICS PAY CLAIM & PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

MARSHALL BACKS PARAMEDICS PAY CLAIM & PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Photo caption: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall with Inverell-based NSW Ambulance paramedics, who are demanding professional recognition and a fairer pay deal from the State Government.

Wednesday, 15 November 2023

Government must act to end stand-off & back in Ambos

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has once again thrown his full support behind the region’s paramedics, who are seeking professional recognition from the State Government and a fair pay deal.

“Our paramedics do an incredible job and deserve proper recognition and remuneration for the higher-level emergency and medical care they now provide to our communities,” Mr Marshall said today.

“Having spoken with paramedics from across our region, I know they want to focus on serving our communities and they feel let down by the government, which promised a better and fairer deal, which has not yet materialised.

“I’m calling on the government to act now to support our hard-working paramedics, recognise their unique medical skillsets and remunerate them accordingly.”

Earlier this year, prior to the March election, Mr Marshall signed a petition alongside Inverell-based paramedics, vowing to support their push for better recognition and workplace conditions.

“Our paramedics are always there for us and it’s high time our government was here for them,” Mr Marshall said.

“The showdown with paramedics cannot be allowed to conti9nue – they are the lowest paid and highest injured paramedics in the country.

“Rather than be in a stand-off with them, the government should be their biggest supporters.

“They are some of our state’s most dedicated and passionate front-line public servants.

“I have always backed our paramedics and will continue to fight for a better deal for them.

“We need to stand up for them so that they can continue to be there for us.”

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