The National Ambulance Service Representative Association (NASRA) is holding a series of meetings in Donegal, Cork, Westmeath and Cavan in the last week of March as part of its ongoing campaign of opposition to the Croke Park II proposals.
NASRA has voiced strong opposition to the Croke Park II proposals and last week NASRA members embarked on a series of protest actions against the pay cut plans. This involve
- Withdraw the goodwill use of private mobiles while on duty.
- Only use Ambulance Control Sat Navigation system.
- Refuse non rostered duty at public events.
- Refuse to use personal laptops to facilitate training and up skilling.
Following a meeting of its Officer Board in Athlone today (Monday, 4 th March) the National Ambulance Service Representative Association,(NASRA) said it is reluctantly embarking on a series of actions in response to the proposals to cut the pay and allowances of front line paramedics under the proposed Croke Park extension agreement.
NASRA National Chairman, Michael Dixon said paramedics now feel they have been backed into a corner in the whole Croke Park II process.
SACRIFICES MADE BY PARAMEDICS UNDER CROKE PARK AGREEMENT IGNORED AS GOVERNMENT AND SIPTU AGREE EXEMPTIONS FOR SOME FRONTLINE WORKERS
The National Ambulance Service Representative Association,( NASRA ) said today (Sunday 3 rd March) that it is now clear that the proposed new Croke Park extension proposals are the result of a totally flawed process that completely ignores the huge sacrifices that paramedics across the country have made under the original Croke Park agreement
NASRA National Chairman, Michael Dixon said the existing Croke Park Agreement (2010-2014) had delivered savings, cost effectiveness and efficiencies across the public sector and particularly in the health sector where saving of €3.5 billion had been achieved.
‘However, despite the huge savings achieved under Croke Park there has been no recognition given to HSE employees and in particular the paramedics and Advanced Paramedics, for the sacrifices they have made to date to deliver these savings.'
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The frontline pay well is dry
The National Ambulance Service Representative Association (NASRA) today (Wednesday) laid down a clear marker for the Government that frontline ambulance personnel will not tolerate any further cuts in their pay, directly or through cuts in allowances, as envisaged under the ‘Croke Park 2' process.
NASRA Chairman, Michael Dixon said; ‘following consultation with NASRA members and other employees of the National Ambulance Service on the alarming signals coming from the Government side on what they want from an extension of the Croke Park Agreement we have a clear and unambiguous message for the Government – “front line ambulance personnel will not and cannot take any further cuts”
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NASRA WILL MARCH ON FEBUARY 9 th IN PROTEST AT THE SAVAGE CUTS TO DATE AND FURTHER CUTS TO COME IMPOSED ON THE PAY AND CONDITIONS OF THE NATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE EMPLOYEE.
There are 6 March Centres : Dublin, Waterford, Sligo, Galway, Limerick and Cork
Assemble at 1pm
- Dublin Details and Poster
- Waterford Details and Poster
- Sligo Details and Poster
- Galway Details and Poster
- Limerick Details and Poster
- Cork Details and Poster
JOIN WITH US IN UNITY ON THIS DAY OF PROTEST FOR NAS FRONTLINE EMERGENCY PERSONNEL.