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What happens when you mix fatigue and poor culture?

Gabrielle Lis and Anna Kelsey-Sugg

A workplace culture emergency. Just ask Ambulance Victoria.

On the 19th of June 2009, Victorian paramedics began a historic strike: their first in 36 years. The industrial action is embarrassing for the Victorian government and Ambulance Victoria, not merely because it draws attention to the fact that Victorian paramedics work longer shifts for less pay than their interstate colleagues (with the exception of WA), but also because of public perceptions that paramedics are the ‘good guys’. T...

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