VANCOUVER, Nov. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia (APBC), CUPE Local 873, has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Health Employer's Association of BC. The agreement is part of, but separate from, the tentative agreement announced earlier by the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA).
The new agreement spans two years, ending March 31, 2014. Contract language concerning paramedics and dispatchers will continue to be appended to the main FBA agreement and also includes a general wage increase of 3% over the life of the agreement.
"We have been at the bargaining table since February and have worked very hard to negotiate an agreement," said Bronwyn Barter, President of APBC. "In the current bargaining climate, we are satisfied this is the best outcome possible for our members."
Once all the detailed information about the agreement has been shared with members, the tentative agreement will be put to a ratification vote of members and will be included in the overall ratification of the entire FBA tentative agreement.
SOURCE: Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia
Provincial Recording Secretary