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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.

United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • It's bad enough anyone having to work past 60, let alone those doing a physical job. Come on Government. wake up and smell the coffee ffs.
  • Due to the intense labour and technical manual handling we do, it's unfair to be expected to continue at an old age.
  • After 30 to 40 years in the job lifting, carrying, assaults, seeing all sorts of trauma in the young and old. Our minds and bodies are in no fit state to carry on till 67/68 then it will be 69/70 when will it stop after a life long commitment to enjoy retirement???

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