Victorian paramedics are on track to become the country's worst paid, a union argues.
Modelling by Ambulance Employees Australia released on Monday forecasts the Victorian government's two per cent wages policy will see paramedics go from the nation's best to worst paid within the next decade.
Premier Daniel Andrews and his Labor government is being criticised by the union for backflipping on a 2014 election promise to improve conditions for paramedics.
Paramedics feel "betrayed" by Premier Andrews and his wage offer, United Voice Victorian Secretary Ben Redford said in a statement.
"His insulting two per cent wage offer is below other states like Queensland and NSW. It will see our hard-working ambos pushed back to the bottom (of the pay ladder)."
A government spokeswoman hopes the pay dispute can be resolved through mediation with United Voice.
"We value the work of our paramedics and the critical role that they play in keeping us safe. Positive conversations are underway and ongoing," she told AAP.
The paramedic pay debate comes a week after a controversial Melbourne court ruling in which a man avoided a jail term for assaulting an ambulance officer while under the influence of drugs.