24 Nov 2020

Public will be safe during First Union paramedic strike - St John management

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 24 November 2020

Hundreds of St John paramedics and ambulance staff are poised to walk off the job this week - twice - as the pay dispute between their union and St John drags on.

More than a third of St John's paramedic and ambulance staff - numbering about a thousand workers - come under the First Union umbrella.

Most of them plan to go on strike for 24 hours from 6am on Wednesday.

They are set to do the same again on Saturday - furious St John management won't honour key promises made in 2020.

Susie Ferguson spoke to St John deputy chief executive of ambulance operations, Dan Ohs, who said the public can feel assured of their health and safety on those two days.