VANCOUVER, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Members of the Ambulance Paramedics of
British Columbia (APBC), CUPE Local 873, have ratified the collective
agreement reached with the Health Employer's Association of BC (HEABC)
last month. APBC's agreement is part of, but separate from, the
agreement that was also ratified by members of the Facilities
Bargaining Association (FBA).
91% of members voted in favour of the new two year agreement which will
expire 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
"On behalf of all APBC members, I would like to thank the negotiating
team for the hard work, dedication and commitment they have
demonstrated throughout the process," said Bronwyn Barter, President of
APBC. "This contract recognizes the unique role paramedics play in
providing front line emergency care to British Columbian's."
"We have been at the bargaining table since last February. We have
worked very hard with our colleagues in the FBA to negotiate an
agreement," added Barter. "We believe this is a positive step for our
members and we remain committed to being recognized as a sixth, and
separate, health bargaining unit."
SOURCE: Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia
For further information:
Provincial Recording Secretary