What lengths will the APS go to outsmart RAPS and thousands of non-clinical members?
How many emails will the APS national office send out to members for their own political ends? Some members are getting several emails a day telling them to vote FOR the governance changes on June 6th. Isn’t this a misuse of members’ confidential details?
Where is the opportunity for the NO vote position to be heard or read about? What has happened to members’ democratic rights?
It is only due to the information on the RAPS website that members have had a chance to understand the disastrous consequences of these governance changes.
It’s grossly unfair and opportunistic that the APS national office is able to canvass 22,000 members to tell us how to vote, when no one else can.
We have compiled a list of other actions that show their lack of regard for members’ rights:
- The invalidation of hundreds of members’ proxy votes by cancelling and moving the date of the June 6th General Meeting, when it could have been adjourned with no proxy votes lost.
- Using members’ fees to fund legal advice to fight their own members
- Refusing to allow the vote on the Spill at the June 6th General Meeting and forcing members to call another general meeting.
- Flooding members with emails and pressuring them to vote FOR the governance changes. Another electronic hitch?
- Holding the general meetings at the most inconvenient peak time for members in private practice – on a Tuesday night at 6.15 pm.
- Putting undue pressure on the 230 APS member groups to support the governance changes, and pitting members against members
- Offering FREE Associate membership to 4th year grads (who are mostly clinical) so they can vote at the general meeting.
- Accusing – without evidence – RAPS of misinforming members when it released the FOI documents showing the APS only ever advocated for a Medicare rebate for members of the clinical college.