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Who:
EMTs and Paramedics, employees of Southern Victoria Ambulance Service
(CUPE Local 4226), on strike since April 18.

What:
Media briefing

Where:
On the picket lines in front of the Hotel-Dieu hospital in Perth-Andover, NB.

When:
Wednesday, May 2, 1.00 p.m.

The provincial government and Raymond Durepos, have been blaming each other instead of taking responsibility for ambulance services in the Perth area, says Gordon Black, Representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Mr. Durepos may run the Southern Victoria Ambulance service, but the province funds him. We say enough is enough. Its time to quit passing the buck and start taking responsibility. Are the striking EMTs the only ones who care that lives hang in the balance?

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For more information:
Gordon Black, (506) 458-8059, (506) 575-2304
Laurie Kingston, CUPE Communications, (613) 266-1415 (mobile).
Strike headquarters, (506) 455-9102