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To: The government

Fair retirement age for Emergency Ambulance staff

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.

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Reasons for signing

  • Disgraceful. How is a 67/8 year old paramedic expected to carry someone down a flight of stairs?
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  • I am a paramedic and feel the retirement age is unrealistic and dangerous. We will be able to retire early but with a great cost to our pension now 5% reduction per year, if I retire at 55 I will loose 60% of my pension that's a huge amount of income that costs me a great deal of money to pay in each month now! Who will get my pension pot when I cannot cope with my job in old age. It's simply cruel.

Updates

2013-12-16 08:08:59 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2013-08-22 08:00:41 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2013-08-21 08:29:00 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2013-08-20 23:12:30 +0100

500 signatures reached

2013-08-20 18:45:39 +0100

100 signatures reached

2013-08-20 17:35:29 +0100

50 signatures reached

2013-08-20 16:18:43 +0100

25 signatures reached

2013-08-20 15:17:30 +0100

10 signatures reached