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PEMBROKE Paramedics serving Renfrew County will hold a news conference tomorrow, Tuesday, August 17th, at 10:00 am, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Ellis Street, in Pembroke, to announce collective action aimed at saving their jobs.

The 85 paramedics, represented by Local 1502 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), are being forced to reapply for their jobs by Renfrew County, as it assumes direct management of paramedic and land ambulance services in the area. Currently, the paramedics are employed under contract by the Pembroke General Hospital. They have all received termination notices.

  • Who? Brenda Barker, President of CUPE Local 1502
    Bob Patrick, Paramedic and Local 1502 spokesperson
    Paramedics and CUPE representatives
  • What? News Conference
    Collective action to fight for their jobs
  • When? 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
  • Where? Knights of Columbus Hall
    170 Ellis Street
    Pembroke, Ontario

For further information, please contact:

Vallie Stearns
CUPE National Representative

Brenda Barker
President, CUPE 1502

Robert Lamoureux
CUPE Communications