10,000 signatures reached
To: The government
Fair retirement age for Emergency Ambulance staff
Reduce the normal retirement age for Emergency Ambulance staff to 60.
Why is this important?
Emergency ambulance staff are often unable to work until the state pension age due to repetetive strain injuries, sustained through years of lifting patients.
Every week we will be forced to carry patients in a carry-chair on multiple occasions; these patients are often younger than ourselves and increasing levels of obesity make the outlook bleak.
Do people want emergency ambulance staff aged over 60, perhaps 68, attending their relatives for time-critical emergencies, almost always having to carry patients up/downstairs between just 2 staff?
Emergency Ambulance staff have in the last few years increased their work-load by over 40%.
If you value the response we provide, and agree that our job is more demanding than most, then I would like to take this opportunity to ask your support for the Ambulance service 'Emergency' staff to have pay and retirement parity in line with the Police and Firefighter's.
How it will be delivered
Deliver the petition in person with press coverage.