RAINY RIVER, Ont. – Fifty paramedics with the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board voted to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), in a representation vote between CUPE and the CAW on Wednesday, October 25th. The vote was ordered by the Ontario Labour Relations Board, following the transfer of ambulance services from Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. to the Rainy River DSSAB.
“We’re happy to welcome new members to CUPE,” said Corrine Webb, president of CUPE 4807. “CUPE’s structure, including our ambulance committee, provincial and national resources, gives paramedics and emergency service workers a strong labour and political voice in this province.”
CUPE is Canada’s largest union, with 550,000 members coast to coast, including 4,000 emergency services personnel in communities across Ontario. Rainy River DSSAB paramedics offer emergency services in the communities of Rainy River, Fort Frances, Atikokan and Emo.
For more information, please contact:
President of CUPE 4807
CUPE national representative (Organizing)
Kenora CUPE national representative