VANCOUVER, B.C. BCs Ambulance Paramedics have voted in favor of accepting the latest offer by the British Columbia Ambulance Service. The vote followed a ratification tour conducted in a number of cities throughout the province.
It has been a long process to get a collective agreement and we would like to thank the public and the media for their support over the last 12 months said John Strohmaier, CUPE 873 President. This agreement advances us out of the 90s and will go a long way to address issues such as staffing, training, response times and hiring.
The vote, which took place over the past two weeks, ratified the contract with 65% of the membership voting in favor of the package. While not every paramedic in the province is happy with the deal, it was ratified by every region of the province said Strohmaier
We are pleased that the membership has voted in favor of this agreement and are now looking forward to working with the BC Ambulance Service with a view to moving us forward, both as a profession and a union said Strohmaier.
Contact: John Strohmaier, President Office 604-273-5722 Cell 604-728-2741