24 Nov 2020

First Union paramedics to strike after pay talks fail

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 24 November 2020

Hundreds of St John paramedics and ambulance staff are set to walk off the job following more failed pay talks with between their union and management.

Workers under the First Union umbrella will go on strike for 24 hours from 6am on Wednesday.

They are set to do the same again on Saturday, angered at what they say is an unwillingness from St John management to offer any sort of compromise deal.

Sarah Stone, First Union's national ambulance co-ordinator, speaks to Susie Ferguson.