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May 23, 2018

AEA-V 40th Anniversary

This month marks the 40th Anniversary of the formation of the Ambulance Employees Australia – Victoria [AEA-V] on 19th May 1978.

The current Executive of the AEA-V congratulates its members on the achievements we have been able to accomplish over the past 40 years.

These achievements include, but are not limited to:

  • A membership of over 4,100 members;
  • Work value case for Paramedics;
  • Enterprise Agreements for the majority of workers the Ambulance Industry;
  • Ambulance Welfare Fund;
  • Superannuation – currently seeking improvements of the ESSS Scheme;
  • AEAV/BankVic Salary Income Protection Scheme;
  • Professional indemnity insurance;
  • Equal pay for women;
  • Penalty rates;
  • Meal allowances;
  • Holidays with pay;
  • Parental leave;
  • Minimum award conditions;
  • Wage Increases;
  • Stopping the privatisation of the Ambulance Service;
  • Improvement to Ambulance Servicing in Victoria;
  • Increase in Paramedic numbers;

Members are reminded that I, Steve McGhie, will be retiring from the position of Secretary of the AEA-V and Danny Hill has been elected uncontested to the position of Secretary of the AEA-V and Ogla Bartasek has been elected uncontested to the position of Assistant Secretary of the AEA-V.  These changes will take effect from Tuesday, 3rd July 2018.

I have enjoyed my 23 years with the AEAV. My involvement with the AEA-V began in 1993 when I became a Regional Shop steward. I have been AEAV General Secretary since 2005.

My thanks and appreciation to our members for all their support over the years.

I leave the AEAV confident in the knowledge that Danny and Olga will lead the AEAV to further achievements in the years ahead.


Steve McGhie
General Secretary