On Strike For You
Paramedics are still on strike in BC. It has been 125 days and there appears to be no end to this battle. The government is refusing to return to the bargaining table. Turning a blind eye to the deteriorating ambulance service will not solve any of the problems. Many paramedics have and are leaving the province to work in nearby provinces like Alberta due to better pay and benefits. Paramedics are trained health care professionals in the front line of medicine and are one of the first to respond to you in providing life-saving interventions in an emergency. They are an essential part of the health care system, without which, many patients would have passed away before reaching the hospital. You never know when you, or someone you love needs to call 911 for assistance.
You can make a difference by visiting: www.saveourparamedics.com and sending a letter to Gordon Campbell or your MLA.
Quick Summary of the Strike from: http://www.saveourparamedics.com/news.php
(Updated November 3, 2009)
Paramedics to take ‘offer’on tour.
Paramedics to work ONLY ‘regular shifts‘.
March for BC Paramedics!
Paramedics issue settelment offer.
Government misses emergency call.
Kootenay paramedics picket for public safety.
Paramedic support doubles.
BC Supreme Court finds in favor of BC Paramedics.
B.C.’s ambulance paramedics in Court today for contempt of essential service orders.
Harvey Oberfeld speaks up about paramedic dispute.
Paramedics launch t-shirt campaign.
Paramedics launch TV ad campaign.
Paramedics Poll Membership
Mediator adjourns paramedics’ talks.
Paramedics’ talks stalled.
Paramedics challenge Premier Gordon Campbell.
Talks slated for Paramedics.
Paramedics draw the line on safety checks.
Paramedics face firing for safety check.
Abbott calls premier’s behavior a joke.
Ambulance Paramedics have major safety concerns about the potential for spreading swine flu. The 3,500 ambulance attendants say the problem is their respirators.
More than 500 CUPE members and supporters joined striking B.C. Ambulance Paramedics in a mid-day march protesting government inaction.
Minister of Health Services George Abbott failed to meet with striking B.C. ambulance paramedics yesterday as promised.
More than 500 CUPE BC delegates are expected to join striking ambulance paramedics and supporters Friday for a march past the B.C. Legislature. The delegates are in Victoria for the Canadian Union of Public Employees’
BC Division convention.
Striking ambulance paramedics say they are cautiously optimistic after a two-hour meeting today with Health Services Minister George Abbott.
BC Health Minister George Abbott has rejected calls for negotiations with striking ambulance paramedics.
BC Minister of Health George Abbott has finally responded to calls from striking ambulance paramedics for a return to the bargaining table with a mediator.
CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill has called on the provincial government to get to the bargaining table with the Ambulance Paramedics of B.C.