Ambulance paramedics in legal strike position effective April 1

Ambulance paramedics across B.C. will be in a legal strike position effective Wednesday, April 1, 2009. The members of CUPE 873 are going on strike to support their position at the bargaining table that would lead to wage equity with other emergency service workers.

As part of the paramedics job action, picket lines may be erected at facilities where HSA members work.

Members who encounter a picket line are urged not to cross the picket line. HSA members are protected under the collective agreement against disciplinary action for failure to cross a legal picket line.

Should you encounter a picket line, contact your HSA steward. If you cannot reach your steward, you can call the HSA office at 604.439.0994 or 1.800.663.2017 (24 hours) for advice.

HSA members are encouraged to support the efforts of CUPE 873 ambulance paramedics by visiting

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