VANCOUVER, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ambulance Paramedics of British
Columbia (APBC) are gearing up to begin negotiations with the BC
Government beginning February 7, 2012.
"These negotiations are going to be challenging for everyone at the
table, but we are prepared to roll up our sleeves to reach a deal that
meets the needs of our members across BC," said Bronwyn Barter, APBC's
new President. "Our members are dedicated to providing the highest
quality of care to British Columbians every day and are hopeful the
government will invest in the necessary changes that help both
paramedics and patients for the long-term."
APBC (CUPE 873) will join over 47,000 other health care workers as part
of the Facilities Bargaining Association as they head to the
negotiating table with the employers' representatives, the Health
Employers Association of BC (HEABC).
APBC members have been working under the same collective agreement since
2001 and are looking forward to negotiating a new agreement with the
province. CUPE 873 represents over 3,600 ambulance paramedics and
emergency medical dispatchers in communities all across British
The government's previous net-zero mandate has meant workers' wages have
not kept up with the rate of inflation. APBC is committed to a vision
it believes is shared with the Province: a successful negotiation
process and new collective agreement that results in family-supporting
jobs in communities across B.C.
SOURCE Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia
For further information:
Provincial Recording Secretary
Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia
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