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B.C. woman waited 1 hour for help after suffering a stroke, family says Former New Westminster city councilor Lorrie Williams waited more than an hour for an ambulance to... Provincial Posting Process Dear Members; We have received a number of questions surrounding the provincial posting process and application... Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, September 19, 2022 Dear Members: Re: Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, September 19, 2022 On September 13,... Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, September 19, 2022 Dear Members: Re: Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, September 19, 2022 On September 13,... IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS TO YOUR RIGHT TO REFUSE UNSAFE WORK On March 30, 2022, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to Part 3 of the Occupational... BC PARAMEDICS LEADERSHIP MEETING COMMUNITY LEADERS AT 2022 UBCM For Immediate Release BC PARAMEDICS LEADERSHIP MEETING COMMUNITY LEADERS AT 2022 UBCM Whistler, BC – As... Code 3 Newsletter September 2022 https://www.apbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Code-3-Newsletter-September-2022-.pdf Pay rates for many BC Paramedics are stuck in a previous era Please click on the link below to listen to the Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=1241365830&i=1000578068349 /km/MoveUp Peace Region struggles with paramedic staffing shortages There have been multiple recent incidents in BC when patients have died due to a shortage of ambulance staff.... Rural B.C. mayors threaten to withhold tax dollars if health-care concerns not heard Rural B.C. mayors are fed up with slow ambulance responses and persistent emergency room closures have... B.C. premier cites ambulance ‘investment’ as he addresses infant death Premier John Horgan said he was heartbroken by the recent death of an infant while waiting for... August 29, 2022: Ambulances Sitting Empty in Northern BC. August 29, 2022: Ambulances Sitting Empty in Northern BC. The Ambulance Paramedics of BC (www.apbc.ca) continue... President to Member Update August 29, 2022 Dear Members, Re: President to Member Update August 29, 2022 Over the last few weeks, your... Provincial & Standing Committee Nomination Results Dear Members; Re:    Provincial & Standing Committee Nomination Results Please find attached the list of nominees... Staffing shortages left Maple Ridge with zero ambulances Saturday morning Staffing shortages at the B.C. Ambulance Service left the city of Maple Ridge with no ambulances to answer... “Deplorable”: BC paramedics warn of significant weekend delays The union representing paramedics in BC is warning that there aren’t enough staff to cope with... Changes could be coming to address ambulance shortages https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/81b89c8a-217f-11ed-a23b-0242ac110007/?jwsource=cl 10,168 OVERDOSE DEATHS recorded since 2016 For Immediate Release: August 19, 2022: 10,168 OVERDOSE DEATHS recorded since 2016 Since the opioid drug... Paramedics see jump in “serious” calls, putting more strain on ailing health care system Code purple and red, used for life-threatening calls, are on the rise in B.C. That’s more... Ceremonial Unit – Expression of Interest https://www.apbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Expression-of-Interest-2022.pdf   BC Ambulance needs to step up so Prince Rupert firefighters can step back – City Council Driving ambulances keeps firefighters from main task, services should be invoiced – Chief Beckwith K-J MILLAR... Member Update – Bargaining 2022   Further to previous member updates and monthly newsletters, our notice of intention to not renew... MOA Expedited Job Posting Process for Summer 2022 Relocation Package Code 3 Newsletter August 2022 https://www.apbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/APBC-Code3Aug-2022.pdf   Elections Open – Delegates to Convention 2022 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends;   Re:       Elections – Delegate to Convention 2022 Please be advised... Submit a Candidates Biography The Submit a Candidates Biography section on our website is still in development.  If you wish... Ashcroft woman dies of cardiac arrest after no ambulance or ER available Sunday An Ashcroft woman who lived in a seniors home a block away from the hospital and... 1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL & STANDING COMMITTEES July 2022 TO:                 ALL MEMBERS                        CUPE LOCAL... CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS – July 2022 TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear , As you are well aware, Convention 2022... Member Update RE: Recent Arbitration Awards  July 2022 July 15, 2022 Dear : On June 28 and July 11, 2022, the parties concluded two... Additional Mental Health and Wellness Supports   To:       All BCEHS Employees/Ambulance Paramedics of BC CUPE Local 873 Members From:   Leanne... DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2022 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO:             ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:             DELEGATES TO CONVENTION... Code 3 Newsletter July 2022 Provincial President Message July 2022 Full Newsletter Here  June brought many of the same challenges and frustrations... Statement on Honourable John Horgan’s future as Premier of British Columbia     June 30, 2022 Dear Members, Following Premier John Horgan’s statement on his decision not... Saanich Incident – June 28, 2022           2W – Regional Union Meeting Zoom Link here Retired BCAS Unit Chief asks for a fact check By: JILL HAYWARDJun. 16, 2022 5:30 p.m. To the editor; I am writing in response to... Bargaining Survey June 28, 2022 Dear Members, Please see the link below for an important survey regarding our... Sun Peaks could use more ambulance service, mayor pushing for hybrid model KAMLOOPS — Despite recent paramedic shortages that have left one ambulance to serve Kamloops one night,... Morris Ebanks Scholarship Attention: All Members CUPE Local 873 Dear Members; Re: Morris Ebanks Scholarship 2022 We are pleased... BCEHS will deploy its first electric vehicles in 2022/23. BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) will deploy its first electric vehicles in 2022/23. APBC has been... National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 2022 Click here for More Date: June 20, 2022                 ... 25% off @ Mark’s for members of CUPE June 19th – July 2nd EXCLUSIVE LIMITED TIME SAVINGS Mark’s is proud to be your footwear/uniform supplier. We’r e excited to... ACP Overtime Submissions in Metro areas   Date: June 15,                         ... Covid19 Information CurrentCovid19 continues to be a part of our workplace, and precautions are still in place to... Service Delivery in BC Every corner of BC is suffering from unprecedented staffing, recruitment and retention issues. We do not... DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2022 1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE: DELEGATES TO CONVENTION... APBC Forms BCEHS Forms Work Allocation Guide BCAS.ca Webmail Platoon Calendar Generator Platoon / Team / Pay Calendar Change your BCAS Password Canadian NOCP – Paramedic Competencies Lower Mainland Dispatch Resource Site Seniority Lists License Maintenance Summaries APBC Swag Store PHSA Learning Hub EMALB Continuing Competence App Union Meeting Minutes BCAS & EHSC Job Postings BCAS Administration Website 2W – REGIONAL UNION MEETING         Thursday June 21st,  2022 REGIONAL UNION MEETING TO:         ... Royal Inland Hospital faces severe staffing shortages Positions have not been filled’: Few paramedics to provide care in Kamloops KAMLOOPS — As Royal... Code 3 Newsletter May 2022 Click HERE for this month’s newsletter. I will try to capture and put the current state of our... New APBC Website Launch June 13th Dear Members, New APBC Website Launch June 13th.   APBC is launching a revamped website on... KTW Kamloops this Week news article Last-minute callout helps Kamloops avoid a night without ambulances on road Kamloops was apparently hours away... Radio NL news story UPDATE – BCEHS issues call out for paramedics to work in Kamloops Tuesday night First it... EOI Dear Members, Expression of Interest for National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) In recognition of the upcoming... Other Agreement/New Support for On-call and Remote Communities Dear Members: Member Update Re: Other Agreement/New Support for On-call and Remote Communities  As members are... Monthly Shop Steward Learning Series Re: Monthly Shop Steward Learning Series Join Dustin Jackson May 31st for the monthly Shop Steward... Region 4 Union Meeting Notice REGIONAL UNION MEETING   TO:                              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                                     CUPE LOCAL 873  DATE:                        ... Regional Union Meeting Notice May 17, 2022 REGIONAL UNION MEETING  TO:          ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2... Bargaining Update Dear Members, Please see the attached link for a video Bargaining Update. In putting the update... Sullivan Mine Anniversary May 17, 2022  Dear Members, Re:  Sullivan Mine Anniversary Today we mark the anniversary of the... Paramedics honour fallen with Victoria memorial ceremony Paramedics honour fallen with Victoria memorial ceremony The paramedic memorial outside the B.C. legislature is adorned... BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU) Events – Victoria, BC May 5, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  National Nurses’ Week Events – Victoria, BC We have been... Union Meeting Notice – May 30th May 4, 2022 REGIONAL UNION MEETING  TO:                ALL MEMBERS... 32nd Anniversary of loss of Paramedic Unit Chief Theresa Bond May 4, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  32nd Anniversary of loss of Paramedic Unit Chief Theresa Bond... Reminder – ECCC & Diversity Chair EOIs close today May 4, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Reminder – Expression of Interest Positions Close Today We wanted... Joint Memo – Unit Chief Selection Process Update May 3, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Unit Chief Selection Process Update Due to... Supporting a Worker’s Right to Operate a Clean Energy Vehicle April 22, 2022  Re:  Supporting a Worker’s Right to Operate a Clean Energy Vehicle (RTOCEV) This... Ntl Occupational Standards for Paramedics – Call for Working Groups April 28, 2022  Dear Members, Re:  National Occupational Standards for Paramedics – Call for membership of... National Day of Mourning April 28, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  National Day of Mourning Today we recognize the National Day... Frontline Healthcare Heroes – Day at the Movies April 27, 2022 Dear Members, Frontline Healthcare Heroes Day at the Movies – May 1st, 2022... Frontline Healthcare Heroes – Day at the Movies April 27, 2022 Dear Members, Frontline Healthcare Heroes Day at the Movies – May 1st, 2022... Code 3 Newsletter April 2022  Many of you have reached out on the many current issues we are facing, and I... Member Update – Earth Day 2022 April 22, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Supporting a Worker’s Right to Operate a Clean Energy Vehicle... 2022 Regional Election Results April 21, 2022 TO:      ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:     ... 2021 Toxic Drug Overdose Deaths British Columbia saw over 2,200 overdose deaths in 2021, an increase of over 26%. That means... Mental Health & Wellness Every day, Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers are on the frontlines of prehospital care in BC.... What we do Located in British Columbia(BC), Canada, the British Columbia Emergency Health Service(BCEHS) is the province of BC’s... Sooke seeks better ambulance coverage; crews often called to other Sooke seeks better ambulance coverage; crews often called to other jurisdictions Ambulance service needs to keep... Joint Memo – Passing of Natalie Pascus Dear Members, Re:  Passing of Natalie Pascus It is with a profound sense of loss today... Sirens for Life – Annual Canadian Blood Services Donation Drive Dear Members, Re:  Sirens for Life – Annual Canadian Blood Services Donation Drive As you may... Member Update – April 1, 2022 ESA Changes Dear Members, RE:  Member Update – April 1, 2022 ESA Changes In September 2019 the Parties... B.C. paramedics seeking enhanced mental-health benefits B.C. paramedics seeking enhanced mental-health benefits Paramedics in British Columbia are seeking increased mental-health support and... Member Update – Russia’s attack on Ukraine Dear Members,  Member message and update regarding Russia’s attack on Ukrain  As you all know, there... Member Update – Russia’s attack on the Ukraine Dear Members,  Member message and update regarding Russia’s attack on Ukrain  As you all know, there... Concern, disappointment & optimism:Health-care unions react to budget Concern, disappointment and optimism: Health-care unions react to B.C. budget Three of the province’s most high-profile... Joint Memo – Improving scheduling, deployment and payroll February 22, 2022  Dear Members, Re: Joint Memo – Improving Employee scheduling, deployment and payroll We... Joint Memo – Improving scheduling, deployment and payroll February 22, 2022 Dear Members, Re: Joint Memo – Improving Employee scheduling, deployment and payroll We... Bowen ambulance service outages ignite calls for improved service Bowen Island ambulance service outages ignite calls for improved service in remote communities Island community has... BC police, first responders brace for staffing impacts of Omicron B.C. police, first responders brace for staffing impacts of Omicron surge Police and other first responders... BC paramedics respond to 50 hypothermia, frostbite calls in four days B.C. paramedics respond to 50 hypothermia, frostbite calls in four days Paramedics have responded to 50... 95-year-old Vancouver man waits six hours for paramedics to arrive 95-year-old Vancouver man waits six hours for paramedics to arrive A 95-year-old man is recovering tonight... Member Update – UHR A1.03 Application Dear Members, Re:  Member Update – UHR A1.03 Application As you may be aware, on July... Member Update – Geographic Change to Off-Car Unit Chiefs Dear Members, Re:  Member Update – Geographic Change to Off-Car Unit Chiefs As you are aware,... Safe Respectful Workplace Initiatives Joint Memo Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Safe Respectful Workplace Initiatives All BCEHS members have the right... Paramedics in Central Okanagan overworked, understaffed: union Paramedics in Central Okanagan overworked, understaffed: union Just one ambulance crew showed up at the start... B.C. paramedics’ union on shift with only 1 staffed ambulance ‘Extreme’: B.C. paramedics’ union on shift with only 1 staffed ambulance in Vancouver The union representing paramedics... Member Update – Alpha Shift Premium Application Dear Members: RE:  Member Update – Alpha Shift Premium Application As you may be aware, in... Bowen Island ambulance service outages calls for improved service Bowen Island ambulance service outages ignite calls for improved service in remote communities Island community has... Memo – ShiftWell App to support mental wellness January 27, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Introducing ShiftWell App to support mental wellness... Memo: Communications Update January 27, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Communications Director & Website Administrator Positions An expression for interest... Upcoming Shop Steward Learning Series Session January 21, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Shop Steward Learning Series – January 25th, 2022 As you... Upcoming Shop Steward Learning Series Session January 21, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Shop Steward Learning Series – January 25th, 2022 As you... BC ambulance paramedics record one million ambulance responses in 2021 For Immediate Release – January 17, 2022 BC ambulance paramedics record one million ambulance responses in... Data shows calls have increased drastically year over year For Immediate Release – January 17, 2022  BC ambulance paramedics record one million ambulance responses in... Up to 50 per cent of ambulances unstaffed in B.C.’s Lower Mainland Up to 50 per cent of ambulances unstaffed in B.C.’s Lower Mainland this week During a... 90-Day Notice Regarding APBC Email Addresses Dear Members, RE:  90-Day Notice to Membership regarding APBC email addresses During the 2021 Convention and... Wounded Warriors Canada – Warrior Kids Virtual Program January 5, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Wounded Warriors Canada – Warrior Kids Virtual Program We are... Joint Memo – Scope of Practice Changes Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Announced changes in scope of practice for paramedics, emergency medical... Honour House AGM Memo 2021 Dear Members, Re:       Honour House Society 2021 AGM The Honour House Society is a non-profit organization... Changes made to enhance emergency care for British Columbians Changes made to enhance emergency care for British Columbians Please click HERE to listen to the... No paramedics on duty in Kitwanga No paramedics on duty in Kitwanga The provincial ambulance service is sending crews from Terrace and... British Columbia expanding live-saving tools available British Columbia expanding live-saving tools available to first responders VANCOUVER — Those who first respond to... Province not doing enough to address shortage of 911 Province not doing enough to address shortage of 911, ambulance dispatchers: critics “Although we welcome these... An Indigenous Paramedic on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic An Indigenous Paramedic on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic his article is one in... Ministry of Health Announcements on Scope of Practice changes December 3, 2021 Dear Members, Re:  Ministry of Health Announcements on Scope of Practice changes Today... Paramedics in northern B.C. slam solution ‘One-size-fits-all’: Paramedics in northern B.C. slam solution to staffing shortages Paramedics in northern British Columbia are... Helicopter ambulance service reaches a one-year milestone. Helicopter ambulance service reaches a one-year milestone. PRINCE GEORGE – It has been just over a... Two Executives who oversaw BC heat dome response took new roles Top ambulance executives who oversaw disastrous response to B.C. heat dome quietly took new roles VANCOUVER... Paramedic shortages hurting harder in northern B.C. Paramedic shortages hurting harder in northern B.C. Province-wide paramedic shortage between 20 and 30 per cent,... Public Service Pension Plan – Improved Benefits December 1, 2021 Dear Members,                         Public Service Pension Plan – Improved Benefits for Ambulance Paramedics... Joint Memo – Survey: Five Resilience Factors (5RF) Resource Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Survey: Five Resilience Factors (5RF) Resource The mental wellbeing, health... Transporting COVID Patients Tough Job for Paramedics Carolina de Ryk speaks to a Prince George paramedic about the difficulty of transporting COVID positive... More ambulance-fire integration? More ambulance-fire integration? B.C. officials poised to make announcement VANCOUVER –  The shocking death toll and... Clinton ambulance station changes called ‘significant improvement’ Clinton ambulance station changes called ‘significant improvement’ Paramedic delegation Troy Clifford, president of the Ambulance Paramedics... Paramedics are understaffed by up to 40% Paramedics are understaffed by up to 40% Audio interview with President, Troy Clifford. Follow link to... More ambulance-fire integration? More ambulance-fire integration? B.C. officials poised to make announcement VANCOUVER –  The shocking death toll and... More ambulance-fire integration? More ambulance-fire integration? B.C. officials poised to make announcement VANCOUVER –  The shocking death toll and... PG paramedics have responded to nearly 1,100 overdose calls in 2021 PG paramedics have responded to nearly 1,100 overdose calls in 2021 Paramedics in Prince George are... Member Update – Evolving State of Emergency & Flooding November 15, 2021 Dear Members, Current Evolving State of Emergency and Flooding Inconceivable rainfall and flooding... CKNW Leadership Series: Troy Clifford CKNW Leadership Series: Troy Clifford It has been an extremely challenging year for paramedics as BC... B.C. family doctor shortage impacting 911 service and ambulance waits B.C. family doctor shortage impacting 911 service and ambulance waits VANCOUVER –  Delays for 911 emergency... B.C. paramedics understaffed by up to 40 per cent daily B.C. paramedics understaffed by up to 40 per cent daily due to burnout, injuries, vacancies VANCOUVER... Retired nurse did CPR on friend for 30 minutes while waiting Retired nurse says she did CPR on her friend for around 30 minutes while waiting for... Ambulance delays prompt calls for more Okanagan paramedics Ambulance delays prompt calls for more Okanagan paramedics On the same day that there was a... Few Anti-vax paramedics Anti-vaccine paramedics unlikely to get much help from their union BC paramedics refusing to get vaccinated... Impact of heat dome on BC ambulance and dispatchers ‘They were pleading for help’: Impact of heat dome on B.C. ambulance and dispatchers Troy Clifford,... Member Update – Passing of Terry McBratney Dear Members,  Re:   Joint Memo – Passing of Terry McBratney It is with a profound sense... Memo: Tickets Available – BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks – Nov 19th Dear Members, Re:  Tickets Available – BC Lions vs. Edmonton Elks – November 19th CUPE BC... Convention Election Results 2021 Dear Members; Re:    Provincial & Standing Committee Election Results Elections were held at Convention 2021 this... More than 4,000 health-care workers remain unvaccinated ‘Solemn day’ for B.C. as thousands of health-care workers defy vaccination deadline Those who choose not... Despite New Measures, Callers Still Face Long Waits for Ambulances Despite New Measures, Callers Still Face Long Waits for Ambulances After a deadly Smithers car crash,... Ambulance boost cheered Paramedics union welcomes expanded funding and service across Thompson-Okanagan The rollout of expanded ambulance service in... Langley’s ambulances are among the slowest in BC Langley’s ambulances are among the slowest in BC Every minute counts, but Langley’s ambulances are two... B.C. woman takes taxi to hospital after lengthy ambulance delay ‘The service isn’t there’: B.C. woman takes taxi to hospital after lengthy ambulance delay A Saanichton,... PHO Order – Healthcare Vaccination Status Information October 15, 2021   Dear Members, Re:  Order of the Provincial Health Officer – COVID-19 Vaccination... Call wait times for 9-1-1 grow, Ecomm says BCEHS is to blame Call wait times for 9-1-1 grow, Ecomm says BCEHS is to blame VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) —... BC senior dies after family calls 911, waits 33 minutes for ambulance ‘He would still be alive if help arrived on time’: B.C. senior dies after family calls... Ambulance station getting full time paramedics Ambulance station getting full time paramedics https://www.burnslakelakesdistrictnews.com/news/ambulance-station-getting-full-time-paramedics/   The president of the union representing paramedics and... family faced difficulty getting an ambulance ‘Mom, I can’t get ahold of anybody at 911’: B.C. family faces difficulty getting ambulance for... Joint Memo: 13.03 – Collective Agreement Error/Omission Dear Members: Re:  Joint Memo – 13.03 – Collective Agreement Error/Omission Following a thorough review of... Past Breaking Point with Ambulance Paramedics of BC Past Breaking Point with Ambulance Paramedics of BC This summer’s heat dome on the West Coast... CUPE 1136 bylaw officers lauded for quick action in saving man’s life CUPE 1136 bylaw officers lauded for quick action in saving man’s life https://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_1136_bylaw_officers_lauded_for_quick_action_in_saving_man_s_life TIMELY INTERVENTION–Summerland bylaw... CUPE 1136 bylaw officers lauded for quick action in saving man’s life CUPE 1136 bylaw officers lauded for quick action in saving man’s life TIMELY INTERVENTION–Summerland bylaw officers... Bolstered ambulance funding welcomed in Pemberton Bolstered ambulance funding welcomed in Pemberton Eight full-time paramedics ‘a big improvement,’ but challenges remain New... Paramedics union supports COVID-19 vaccine mandate Paramedics union supports COVID-19 vaccine mandate KAMLOOPS — The provincial health order earlier this week to... Ambulance union wants more community paramedics in cities Ambulance union wants more community paramedics in cities like Richmond Community paramedics are in rural and... Member Update – Monthly Shop Steward Training Sessions Dear Members, Re:  Monthly Shop Steward Training Sessions Thank you to everyone who joined our August... Daughter says Parksville, B.C. man died while family on hold with 911 Daughter says Parksville, B.C. man died while family on hold with 911 for 30 min VICTORIA... Member Update – Vaccinations Dear Members, Re:  Member Update – Vaccinations We have received inquiries around the Provincial Health Officer... Region 2 East Union Meeting Notice Dear Members, UNION MEETING    TO:                      ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 EAST         ... Union Of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention 2021 Dear Members; Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)  As you are aware, each year the Ambulance... Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 10, 2021 UBCM: Ambulance paramedics urge local leaders to help update... Region 4 Union Meeting Notice UNION MEETING   TO:                      ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:                 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER... ‘My last straw’: Vancouver paramedic on brink of quitting ‘My last straw’: Vancouver paramedic on brink of quitting due to hospital protests A Vancouver paramedic... Joint Memo – Temporary Renewal of COVID-19 Surge Resources September 2, 2021 Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Temporary Renewal of COVID-19 Surge Resources As... Communications Director Expression of Interest September 2, 2021 Dear Members, Re:  Communications Director Resignation After considerable reflection, it is with mixed... Joint Memo – COVID-19 vaccination information and resources September 1, 2021  Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – COVID-19 vaccination information and resources Recently, Provincial... Joint Memo – National Truth and Reconciliation Day September 1, 2021  Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – National Truth and Reconciliation Day, September 30,... 2021 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners September 1, 2021  Dear Members, Re:  2021 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners Morris Ebanks was a career... B.C. first-responders gearing up for blast of hot temperatures B.C. first-responders gearing up for blast of hot temperatures VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — First-responders are anticipating... How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves This summer’s extreme heatwave in western Canada... Resolutions to Convention 2021 August 26, 2021  Dear Members; Re:  Resolutions 2021 Please find included for your consideration, the Resolutions... PEC and Standing Committee Nomination Results August 26, 2021 TO:       ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873  Dear Members; Re:    Provincial & Standing... Election Results – Delegates to Convention 2021 August 26, 2021 Attention:       All Members – CUPE Local 873  Dear Members; Re:   Election Results –... How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves This summer’s extreme heatwave in western Canada... New Off-Car Unit Chief and Dispatch Supervisor Postings Dear Members, Re:  New Off-Car Unit Chief and Dispatch Supervisor Postings  Further to the previous announcement... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – PEC & Standing Committees TO:       ALL MEMBERS            CUPE LOCAL 873 RE:                  3rd &... Memorial Service for Gene Benoit Dear Members, Re:  Memorial Service for Gene Benoit Please be advised that the memorial service for... Historic hiring by BC EHS set to bring more paramedics to Northern BC Historic hiring by BC EHS set to bring more paramedics to Northern BC PRINCE GEORGE –... B.C. paramedics share back-to-school hygiene tips B.C. paramedics share back-to-school hygiene tips Proper handwashing and masking will be key to reducing the... Back to School VANCOUVER, B.C., August 25, 2021 – Due to the nature of their jobs, ambulance paramedics practice... More full-time paramedics coming to northern B.C. : union president More full-time paramedics coming to northern B.C. : union president FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern... CBC News Article Northern B.C. communities to see more full-time paramedics, says union president 18 rural ambulance stations to... Joint Memo – BCEHS & APBC Dear Members, Re: Joint Memo – Alpha shift pattern employees to be offered overtime for “removed... CTV News Article Ambulance calls are up amid B.C.’s second extreme heat wave of the summer VANCOUVER — With... Province says B.C. ‘fully prepared’ for hottest day of latest heatwave Province says B.C. ‘fully prepared’ for hottest day of latest heatwave VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The... How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves Shane Sanders says it was some of... B.C. first-responders gearing up for blast of hot temperatures B.C. first-responders gearing up for blast of hot temperatures VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — First-responders are anticipating... Joint Memo Release Aug 6/21 Dear Members, RE:      Joint Memo – BCEHS / APBC New 24/7 Alpha Units and changes... Shop Steward Training July 6, 2021  Dear Members, On July 27th we held our first monthly shop steward training... CUPE Hardship Fund Dear Members,  CUPE BC has created a relief fund to help CUPE members in hardship as... Grand Forks’ top paramedic opens up in rare interview Grand Forks’ top paramedic opens up in rare interview Jamie Grant took over Station 408 in... Provincial President Update Dear Members, Provincial President Member Update  As we come to the close of the BC Day... Elections Open Notice – Delegates to Convention 2021 Attention:          All Members – CUPE Local 873  Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; Re:       Elections – Delegates... Best Practices and Safety for Heat Wave and long Weekend July 30, 2021 Best Practices and Safety for Heat Wave and Long Weekend  As we head... Member Update – Overtime Change of Practice Dear Members, Member update RE:  Overtime Change of Practice The Union has been advised by members,... Ambulances in Hot Weather Dear Members,  Re:  Ambulances in Hot Weather The following information is being shared by BCEHS and APBC to help... BC Paramedics brace for more hot weather BC Paramedics brace for more hot weather Troy Clifford of the Ambulance Paramedics and Dispatchers of... News 1130 News Article B.C. paramedics cautiously optimistic they’re supported for upcoming heatwave VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — President of the... Hazard Alert – Carbon Monoxide Exposure Dear Members, Re: Hazard Alert – Carbon Monoxide Exposure – Idling of Vehicles Hazard Alert – CARBON... Summer Uniform: Orders Needed  Dear Members, Re:  Summer Uniform: Orders Needed Each BCEHS paramedic will receive two shirts. These shirts... Region 1 South Union Meeting Notice Virtual Union Information Session TO:              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1... Revised – 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – PEC & Standing Committees Dear Members, Re:  REVISED 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – PEC & Standing Committees This is... 2021 Virtual Tour Paramedic Ride BC Dear Members, Re:  2021 Virtual Tour Paramedic Ride BC You’re invited to participate in the 2021... Campbell River Mirror Article ‘Nobody should have to wait for an ambulance’ — paramedic union president Island communities to see... Vancouver Sun Article Developer pitches downtown Vancouver rental development for essential workers Proposed 47-storey tower in downtown Vancouver would... Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News Article Full-time paramedics, 24/7 staffing a good start for rural B.C. communities: Union Former paramedic says $2-an-hour... B.C. acting to improve ambulance response times B.C. acting to improve ambulance response times, support emergency workers The Province is strengthening B.C.’s ambulance... Sudden deaths during B.C. heat wave climb past 800 Sudden deaths during B.C. heat wave climb past 800 BC Coroners Service is now reporting 610... More help on the way More help on the way More paramedics will be coming to the Thompson-Okanagan region The recent... Sea to Sky paramedics say current staffing levels ‘dangerous’ Sea to Sky paramedics say current staffing levels ‘dangerous’ Paramedics in the Sea to Sky are... Vancouver Sun Article Vaughn Palmer: Health agency denies blame for B.C. Ambulance Service fiasco, attacks critics Opinion: It is... Vernon Morning Star Article Union: Full-time paramedics a good start for rural North Okanagan-Shuswap communities On the heels of an... Delegate Memo 2021 Dear Members, As you are aware, the nominations for delegates to Convention is now open. Unfortunately,... Member Update – Heat Stress Dear Members, Re:  Heat Stress BC has been hit with excruciatingly high temperatures and we continue... Delegate Memo July 15, 2021 Dear Members, As you are aware, the nominations for delegates to Convention is now open.... Delegate Memo July 15, 2021 Dear Members, As you are aware, the nominations for delegates to Convention is now open.... Global News Article B.C. government overhauls BC Emergency Health Services amid concerns of response times The B.C. government is... Province to unveil changes to BC’s ambulance service today Province to unveil changes to BC’s ambulance service today Ambulance Paramedics of BC President Troy Clifford... Region 2 West Union Meeting Notice REGIONAL UNION MEETING  TO:               ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST ... B.C. ambulance overhauled to improve response times, job security B.C. ambulance service overhauled to improve response times, job security British Columbia is overhauling the ambulance service... Radio nl Interview with Troy Clifford https://soundcloud.com/user-965676831/nl-newsday-troy-clifford-july-14?utm_source=clipboard&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Fuser-965676831%252Fnl-newsday-troy-clifford-july-14 /km/MoveUp Radio nl interview with Troy Clifford https://soundcloud.com/user-965676831/nl-newsday-troy-clifford-july-14?utm_source=clipboard&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Fuser-965676831%252Fnl-newsday-troy-clifford-july-14 /km/MoveUp Virtual Tour Paramedic Ride of BC Virtual Tour Paramedic Ride of BC Join us for the 2021 British Columbia Chapter of the... Member Update July 14, 2021   Dear Members,  As you are all aware, the Minister of Health (MOH) made a major... CityNews Article B.C. set to outline changes to ambulance service following deadly heatwave VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — More... B.C. to outline changes to the service following deadly heatwave B.C. set to outline changes to ambulance service following deadly heatwave VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — More... Call for Resolutions TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 RE: CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS Dear Sisters and Brothers: As... Delegates to Convention 2021 – 3rd & Final Call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2021... Member Update – Staffing and Workload Solutions To: All Members  Re:  Update on Staffing & Workload Solutions As you are aware, the APBC... “Mismanaged’ BC Ambulance Service after deadly heatwave VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Some former paramedics in B.C. are joining the growing calls for a... B.C. paramedics brace for more hot weather B.C. paramedics brace for more hot weather VANCOUVER — Temperatures in parts of B.C.’s Interior are... B.C. paramedics say there’s a systemic crisis in emergency care ‘This isn’t a heat wave issue’: B.C. paramedics say there’s a systemic crisis in emergency care... Member Update – Heat Wave and Lytton Fire Dear Members, Re:  Heat Wave and Lytton Fire In the aftermath of the recent extreme heat... Member Update -July 7th, 2021 Dear Members, I want to give you all a quick update of the events that have... Allied Health Survey Dear members, Re:  Allied Health Survey In June 2020, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) launched... Morris Ebanks Scholarship Application Deadline Reminder Dear Members, Re:  Morris Ebanks Scholarship Application Deadline Reminder  This is a reminder of the upcoming... Maple Ridge News Article Maple Ridge senior waits 15 hours with broken hip for ambulance that never came Grant Davey’s... Mixed feelings about new ambulance system Mixed feelings about new ambulance system Major changes are coming to the ambulance system – and... Fraser Valley Current News Article Every minute counts, but Langley ambulances are slower than key targets The recent heat wave led... CTV News Article Anger over BCEHS’ handling of heat wave grows as petition circulates online VANCOUVER — A petition... Coroner says two feared dead in wildfire that ravaged Lytton, B.C. Coroner says two feared dead in wildfire that ravaged Lytton, B.C. LYTTON, B.C. — British Columbia’s... Member Update – Loss of Member Dear Members, Re:  Loss of Member Today we write this member update with heavy hearts as... Vancouver woman carried to hospital due to ambulance wait times Vancouver woman carried to hospital due to ambulance wait times A Vancouver woman is speaking out... Global News Article (Video) Head of the BC Emergency Health Services apologizes to families who lost loved ones in the... The Vancouver Sun News Article Anger grows over B.C. Emergency Health Services’ handling of heat wave that left hundreds dead BCEHS... The Wall Street Journal News Article Deadly Heat Wave in Pacific Northwest Overwhelmed Healthcare System Emergency rooms overflowed, 911 calls doubled and... Member Update – Current Events Dear Members, Re:  Member Update – Current Events On behalf of the Provincial Executive Board, I... Joint Memo – Scheduled On-Call Model Positions in Lytton Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Scheduled On-Call Model Positions in Lytton With the recent devastation... Air conditioning not standard in long-term care in BC Interior Many in care don’t have AC Air conditioning not standard in long-term care in BC Interior... B.C. records nearly 500 deaths and counting during heat wave B.C. records nearly 500 deaths and counting during heat wave The BC Coroners Service has launched... Surrey Now-Leader News Article Paramedics call situation ‘unbearable’ as B.C. heat wave death count hits 486 Union says low pay... Canada Day and Lytton Fire Update Dear Members;  Canada Day and Lytton Fire Update  On this Canada Day and the 47th anniversary... Radio NL Local News First – Audio Interview Audio Interview with Troy Clifford on Radio NL with Brett Mineer https://soundcloud.com/user-965676831/brett-mineer-troy-clifford-june-29 /sb/MoveUp Radio Canada International News Article ‘Prolonged, dangerous and historic’ heat wave bakes much of western Canada, including North High temperatures could... Death toll from B.C.’s unprecedented heat wave likely to climb Death toll from B.C.’s unprecedented heat wave likely to climb As unprecedented high temperatures continued to grip British... Paramedics stretched to limit Paramedics stretched to limit Record-setting call volume stretching B.C. paramedics to breaking point UPDATE 5:15 p.m.... CTV News Article ‘I’ve never seen this’: Ambulance call volumes set records during heat wave VANCOUVER — When a... High temperatures could extend into next week for many areas ‘Prolonged, dangerous and historic’ heat wave bakes much of western Canada, including North High temperatures could... Another lengthy delay after calling 911 for an ambulance B.C. senior forced to soil herself on floor after nearly 3-hour ambulance wait, son says https://globalnews.ca/news/7984756/b-c-senior-forced-to-soil-herself-on-floor-after-nearly-3-hour-ambulance-wait-son-says/... Changes to Pemberton ambulance delivery raise concerns Changes to Pemberton ambulance delivery raise concerns https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/local-news/changes-to-pemberton-ambulance-delivery-raise-concerns-3900471 Changes are coming to ambulance delivery in Pemberton,... Region 4 Union Meeting Notice Dear Members, UNION MEETING NOTICE  TO:              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4             ... Delegates to Convention 2021 – 1st & 2nd call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873  Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2021... CTV News Article ‘Nobody showed up’ when 8-year-old fainted; B.C. family sounds alarm on paramedic shortage SURREY, B.C. —... CityNews Article ‘It was horrible’: Surrey mom called 911 for daughter, ambulance never came SURREY (NEWS 1130) —... ‘It’s not going to work here’ ‘It’s not going to work here’: Revelstoke mayor to meet province over ambulance changes  There is... B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk, warn local paramedics Paramedics said to expect... Ambulance Wait Times Unacceptable Ambulance Wait Times Unacceptable Audio Interview with President Troy Clifford on CKNW Weekend Mornings. https://omny.fm/shows/cknw-weekend-mornings/ambulance-wait-times-unacceptable /sb/MoveUp... Kamloops Fire Captain Internal Retirement Ceremony Dear Members, Re:  Kamloops Fire Captain Internal Retirement Ceremony As you may be aware, Kamloops Fire Captain... BC ambulance paramedics say they’re in dire need of more resources BC ambulance paramedics say they’re in dire need of more resources The issues that paramedics and... Heart of our City – Jessica Friesen Heart of our City – Jessica Friesen Prince Rupert paramedic has her finger on the pulse... Acute paramedic shortage hits North Shore Acute paramedic shortage hits North Shore Firefighters called to medical emergencies but they can’t transport patients... Scholarship Opportunities Dear Members, There are two different scholarship funds currently accepting applications with eligibility for CUPE 873... CBC News Article B.C. paramedics respond to 96 overdose calls a day in May, highest in a single month... CBC News Article B.C. paramedics respond to 96 overdose calls a day in May, highest in a single month... Global News Article Surrey crash victim waits 2 hours for ambulance before family forced to take her to hospital... Joint Memo – BCEHS & APBC Dear Members, Re:  Joint Communication – Fox Stipend Increase, Change in Vancouver Post Shuffle Intake Dates,... Remembering Tony Sunderland – 33rd Anniversary Dear Members, Today is the 33rd anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Tony Sunderland.  ... Global News Article Questions about B.C. ambulance response times as woman waits hour with broken hip Resourcing for B.C.’s... Global New Article ‘Our life preserver’: Honouring a Vancouver paramedic after nearly 46 years on the job “How long... BC Paramedics blame provincial ‘mismanagement’ for ambulance wait time B.C. paramedics blame provincial ‘mismanagement’ for ambulance wait times VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — After a woman... More than half a million ambulance calls across B.C. per year More than half a million ambulance calls across B.C. per year Paramedic Services Week ran from... Celebrating Paramedic service week Celebrating Paramedic service week PRINCE GEORGE – May 23 to 29 is a time to show... Craig Chapman: Giving back to Field Craig Chapman: Giving back to Field When Craig Chapman first came to Field, working in health... First responders recognized during Paramedic Services Week First responders recognized during Paramedic Services Week A huge thank-you is in order for all paramedics... Joint Release: Connect and Recover program launch at select stations Dear Members,  Joint Release: Connect and Recover program launch at stations, facilities in Vancouver Coastal and... Chek News Article Paramedic Crisis: ‘You will get some sort of mental health injury, it’s just a matter of... B.C. paramedics call on-call service model ‘flawed’ B.C. paramedics call on-call service model ‘flawed’ Paramedics tout extensive training May 23 to 29 is... Region 1S & 1N Grievance Info Session Dear Members, Virtual Union Grievance Information Session TO:           ALL MEMBERS – REGION... Region 1S & 1N Grievance Info Session Dear Members, Virtual Union Grievance Information Session TO:              ALL MEMBERS... CityNews Article Paramedics experience quieter May long weekend as more British Columbians appear to adhere to restrictions VANCOUVER... CUPE BC, Local 873 celebrate Paramedic Services Week CUPE BC, Local 873 celebrate Paramedic Services Week BURNABY—Ambulance paramedics play a critical role in public... Paramedics Services Week – May 23-May 29 Paramedic Services Week – May 23-May29 Ambulance paramedics have most advanced lifesaving skills & training on... Loss of Member Loss of Member As we start Paramedic Services Week across Canada, with sadness I pass along... B.C. paramedics respond to record overdose calls in 24-hour period for B.C. paramedics say they responded to a record-breaking overdose calls in the past 24 hours –... Rural fire departments worried about changes coming for BC Ambulance s Cumberland Fire Rescue responds to about 60 medical calls a year on top of other emergencies.... ‘It’s an honour’: Revelstoke paramedics celebrate decades long service The year 1991 was big. The Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced, the Soviet... 911 Response Times Hurting People (Audio) 911 response times hurting people Lynda got a personal message from a listener, whose husband was... Chek News Article Paramedic Crisis: Ambulances in B.C. are sitting empty due to a serious paramedic shortage A serious... Alpha Shift Premium Update Dear Members, The Alpha Shift Premium which was negotiated during our last round of collective bargaining... Supporting Healthier Communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   B.C.’s Paramedics and Dispatchers Report Adopting Electric Vehicles Could Save Tax Payers... Social Media Guidelines Dear Members, Re: Social Media Guidelines Recently, the Union has been made aware of the Employer... First Responders Mental Health Campaign Canadian Mental Health Week – May 3 to 9, 2021 First Responders Mental Health Campaign Troy... Remembering Theresa Bond – 31st Anniversary Dear Members, Today is the 31st anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Unit Chief Theresa... Canadian Mental Health Week is May 3rd to May 9th Dear Members, Canadian Mental Health Week is May 3rd to May 9th We would like to... ‘The same sadness and more lives lost’ ‘The same sadness and more lives lost’: Frontline workers reflect on 5 years of B.C.’s overdose... Expression of Interest: APBC Social Media/Public Education Dear Members, Expression of Interest for Participating in APBC Social Media / Public Education We are... COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Memo COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance With the roll out of the regional vaccination clinics around the Province, members... Regional Union Meeting – 2W REGIONAL UNION MEETING    TO:                             ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST          ... Training Opportunity: Surviving Shift Work Dear Members, Training Opportunity:  Surviving Shift Work When negotiating our latest Collective Agreement, we recognized that... Regional Election Results April 23, 2021  TO:      ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends;  RE:     ... Kamloops This Week News Article Reflecting on B.C.’s other health crisis five years after public health emergency declared Angie Dzaman lost... Virtual Union Information Session Virtual Union Information Session TO:         ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH CUPE LOCAL... The Flying 248 Squad The flying 248 Squad Bike paramedics on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside say cycling has helped them save... 5th Anniversary of Opioid Epidemic For Immediate Release – April 14, 2021 Today (April 14) marks five years since BC declared... Morris Ebanks Scholarship 2021 Dear Members, Re: Morris Ebanks Scholarship 2021 We are pleased to announce we are now accepting... Postings/Rescinding of Positions – Arbitration Decision Dear Members: Re:  Postings/Rescinding of Positions – Arbitration Decision As you may be aware, on October... Canadian Blood Services’ Sirens for Life Annual Recruitment Event Dear Members, Re:  Canadian Blood Services’ Sirens for Life Annual Recruitment Event  As you may be... New Psychological Resilience Resource for Frontline Staff Dear Members, RE:  New Psychological Resilience Resource for Frontline Staff – Five Resilience Factors (5RF) The... Region 5 to 8 Union Meeting Notice Dear Members,   UNION MEETING NOTICE   TO:              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 5 TO 8    ... Paramedics of B.C. understaffed and struggling Paramedics of B.C. understaffed and struggling https://omny.fm/shows/steele-drex/paramedics-of-b-c-understaffed-and-struggling /km/MoveUp Region 4 Union Meeting Notice Dear Members, Union Meeting Notice    TO:              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4           ... Group of B.C. mayors raises concerns about paramedic shortages Group of B.C. mayors raises concerns about paramedic shortages A number of Lower Mainland mayors have... EOI – APBC CU Trumpeters & Buglers Expression of Interest for APBC Ceremonial Unit – Trumpeters/Buglers There will be a selection process for... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations -Ceremonial Unit Regional Positions TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – APBC Ceremonial Unit                         CUPE Local 873   Dear Sisters, Brothers &... Globe and Mail News Article Injections of hope: B.C. health workers share stories of the first few months of the vaccine... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations -Ceremonial Unit Executive Positions TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – APBC Ceremonial Unit                         CUPE Local 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; ... Report All Safety Issues Dear Members, Re: Report All Safety Issues   Being Paramedics or Dispatchers in this Province, we... Nominations for Regional Elections – 3rd & Final Call RE:      NOMINATIONS FOR REGIONAL ELECTIONS – 3rd & FINAL CALL  This is the 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for... Region 2 East Union Meeting Notice Dear Members,   Union Meeting Notice TO:         ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 EAST... B.C. paramedics raise concerns over change to workloads B.C. paramedics raise concerns over change to workloads VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As paramedics across B.C.... Recruitment issues leading to understaffed paramedics Recruitment issues leading to understaffed paramedics FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The president of the Ambulance... B.C. paramedics have reached a breaking point, union says B.C. paramedics have reached a breaking point, union says VANCOUVER — The Ambulance Paramedics of British... Maple Ridge News Article Paramedics feeling the strain of COVID, the opioid crisis, and staffing shortages says union pres Half... CKPG News Article Recruitment issues among paramedics, leading to burnout and longer wait times across the Province Prince George... Member Update Dear Members, Re: Joint Release – Elimination of Fox staffing on Vancouver Island Please see the... Member Update: Public Service Pension Plan Dear Members, Member Update: Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP)   As an Ambulance Paramedic in CUPE... Substance Use Disorder Funding Substance Use Disorder Funding As part of the 2019-2022 collective agreement bargaining, HEABC is providing BCEHS... Member Update: Scheduled On-call (SOC) Dear Members, Member Update: Scheduled On-call (SOC) What follows is a brief member update on Scheduled... CTV News Article B.C. paramedic staffing now ‘critical’ as ambulance wait times reach 2 hours: union VANCOUVER — B.C.’s... Langley Advance Times Article After a night of one-hour waits for ambulances, union goes public with concerns B.C. Ambulance Service... On the very front lines of COVID-19 in Squamish On the very front lines of COVID-19 in Squamish The pandemic has taken its toll on... CTV News Article ‘It really hit the wall’: Paramedics sound alarm over unstaffed ambulances, longer waits VANCOUVER — Paramedics... CTV News Article ‘It really hit the wall’: Paramedics sound alarm over unstaffed ambulances, longer waits VANCOUVER — Paramedics... Paramedics left shorthanded as they are faced with two health crises Paramedics left shorthanded as they are faced with two health crises Ambulance Paramedics of BC and... B.C. paramedics warning of staff shortages and service delays B.C. paramedics warning of staff shortages and service delays The Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. Say staff... Paramedics say there were massive waits for ambulances Friday evening Paramedics say there were massive waits for ambulances Friday evening Follow link below to listen to... Paramedic shortage in B.C. leading to longer wait times Paramedic shortage in B.C. leading to longer wait times BY SONIA ASLAM Posted Feb 22, 2021 3:45... COVID-19: Fears mount of gutted front lines as the pandemic wears on COVID-19: Fears mount of gutted front lines as the pandemic wears on Many B.C. care workers,... CBC Media Article B.C. paramedics sound alarm over longer wait times due to staff shortages, burnout The Ambulance Paramedics... New study calls on B.C. paramedics for COVID-19 impact Paramedics have been working on the front lines of the pandemic for almost a year, and... National study looks at COVID-19 risk among paramedics When a paramedic responds to an emergency, there’s no way to maintain physical distancing if it... January 2021 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “I hear and know how frustrating it is and how often what... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Public Ed Director & CSM Coordinator RE:                  1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Provincial Public Education Director & Mental Health and... Bell Let’s Talk Day Dear Members; Re:       BELL LET’S TALK DAY There is no question that being a medical dispatcher... Temporary Community Paramedic Positions Re:      Temporary Community Paramedic (CP) Positions  New community paramedic positions have now been posted online. Because... APBC says BC’s two health emergencies create competing priorities For Immediate Release – January 21, 2021 Ambulance paramedics say BC’s two health emergencies create competing... Region 5-8 Information Session UNION MEETING    TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGIONS 5-8                            CUPE LOCAL 873 DATE:       ... Family Day – Paramedics and Our Family (We Are all Family Submissions) Family Day – Paramedics and Our Family (We Are all Family Submissions) February 15th is Family... Negative Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccination Dear Members; Re:Negative Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccination There have been growing questions regarding whether or not... First responders, teachers still waiting for COVID-19 vaccination plan First responders, teachers still waiting for COVID-19 vaccination plans Paramedics will be vaccinated starting at the... Loss of Paramedics Goedicke and Thompson Dear Members, Re: Loss of Paramedics Goedicke and Thompson Today marks the twenty-sixth (26) anniversary of... First responders, teachers still waiting for COVID-19 vaccination plan First responders, teachers still waiting for COVID-19 vaccination plans Paramedics will be vaccinated starting at the... These front-line health workers will spend Christmas fighting COVID-19 The pandemic has meant higher stress and few breaks for those on front lines At 7... Annual Message from Ambulance Paramedics & Dispatchers of BC Annual Message from Troy Clifford, President of Ambulance Paramedics & Dispatchers of BC: Hi, I’m Troy... Vaccine rollout plan & BC Paramedics Paramedics left wondering where they fit in B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan VANCOUVER — Paramedics hoping... Richmond councillor pushes for more emergency integration Fire fighters provide critical interventions at medical calls, and some councillors are wondering if they could... Should B.C. paramedics be included in first round of COVID-19 vaccines Frontline health-care workers will be lining up again on Friday to get COVID-19 vaccinations in B.C.,... Leadership for the mental health of your workplace Message # 3 Dear Members,  Re:  Leadership for the mental health of your workplace After just 2 weeks, there... B.C. Paramedics warn of burn out ahead of busy holiday season B.C. Paramedics warn of burn out ahead of busy holiday season Ambulance Paramedics of BC President... Two bucks an hour: pay for many BC paramedics stuck in a previous era Gregory still loves his job as a paramedic, after 11 years in the service. But the... B.C. Paramedics warn of burn out ahead of busy holiday season Please click the link to watch a Global News Morning BC interview with Neetu Garcha and... Paramedics in BC are feeling burnt out Please click the link to hear a radio interview between Lynda Steele and Troy Clifford, Provincial... Paramedics in BC are feeling burnt out Please click the link to hear an interview with Lynda Steele and Troy Clifford – Provincial... Ambulance paramedics issue ‘triple threat’ warning for holidays Ambulance paramedics are warning the public of a “triple threat” during the Christmas holiday seasons as... Ambulance Paramedics issue public warning of “triple threat” Ambulance Paramedics issue public warning of “triple threat” as holidays approach Two health crises and 75... December 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “We are very frustrated with the leadership of BCEHS who are not... News1130 article B.C. paramedics concerned about COVID-19 challenges during holiday season VANCOUVER (CityNews) — B.C.’s paramedics working on... Leadership for the mental health of your workplace Dear Members, Re: Leadership for the mental health of your workplace Register now for the free... BC paramedics concerned about COVID-19 challenges this holiday season B.C.’s paramedics working on the frontline of the pandemic are seriously concerned as they look ahead... November 2020 Member Newsletter    President’s Update “In early October, at the direction of Government, we focused on the activation of... October 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “As I sit down to write this latest update I reflect on... September 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “We have been meeting with the government and senior leadership of PHSA... August 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “As I write this update, I fear for what we are seeing... July 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “We find ourselves reflecting and struggling at the challenges our partners in... Senior Safety Week Senior Safety Week: BC paramedics remind you to connect with the seniors in your life Vancouver,... Senior Safety Week As National Senior Safety Week wraps up, Ambulance Paramedics of BC wants to remind British Columbians... Outcome of Policy Grievance #14030026 & #15070019 – WSBC Dear Members; Re:       Outcome of Policy Grievance #14030026 & #15070019 – WSBC In 2014 the Employer... Senior Safety Week FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senior Safety Week: BC paramedics remind you to connect with the seniors in... Pandemic Survey Dear Members,  We know the pandemic is not only impacting our personal lives but is leaving... Remembrance Day Dear Members, Re:  Remembrance Day November 11th marks an important day in our country. On Remembrance... B.C.’s ambulance paramedics warn about ‘silent killer’ in homes B.C.’s ambulance paramedics warn about ‘silent killer’ in homes B.C.’s ambulance paramedics are warning the public... Staffing and Workload Crisis Update Re:      Staffing and Workload Crisis Update Vancouver Coastal and Fraser areas BCEHS Book-offs Memorandum   Last evening,... BC’s Second Annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs November 1-7th Ambulance paramedics offer life-saving tips during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week VANCOUVER, B.C., November 3, 2020 –... Global News article – Halloween tips Vancouver first responders are gearing up for a busy Halloween night amid the added complications of... Vancouver Island Free Daily article-Tofino Anniversary A sombre ceremony was held in Tofino last week to honour Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka,... Vancouver Island Free Daily article-Tofino Anniversary A sombre ceremony was held in Tofino last week to honour Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka,... Guidelines for the wearing of the Poppy Re:      Guidelines for the wearing of the Poppy   As November 11th, Remembrance Day approaches, here is... Halloween 2020: Tips to help you celebrate safely It’s been said before and it will likely be repeated over and over again as Oct. 31... Vacation Selection Update Re:       Vacation Selection As a part of the implementation of the new Collective Agreement, a Vacation... Halloween Wishes and the Second Wave Re:       Halloween Wishes and the Second Wave With the added risk of COVID-19 affecting this year’s Halloween... Halloween 2020 – Staying Safe During A Pandemic    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halloween and the Second Wave    What you can do to protect... Outcome of Policy Grievance #19060017 – OC and RPT to FT UHR Pay Re:       Outcome of Policy Grievance #19060017 – On-call and Regular Part-time to Full-time UHR Rate of Pay... Outcome of Policy Grievance #18110015 – Regular Part-time UC UHR Pay Re:      Outcome of Policy Grievance #18110015 – Regular Part-time Unit Chief UHR Pay The Parties implemented the... Test 1 Testing 123 How to deal with grief during the anniversary of a death Dear Members, This week we recognized the 10-year anniversary of the tragic deaths of two well-love... Paramedics unveil monument to honour two fallen colleagues Dear Members, Monday, near Tofino marked 10 years since the tragic loss of two on-duty BC... Paramedics unveil monument to honour two fallen colleagues   For Immediate Release – October 20, 2020  Ambulance paramedics & BC health officials gather in... 2020 Provincial Elections: make your vote count. With provincial elections looming, the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC (APBC) remind voters that... 10 Year Anniversary Tofino loss of Paramedics Fuller and Polivka Dear Members; Please see link below to watch CTV news piece regarding 10 year Tofino anniversary... 2020 Remembering Paramedics Ivan Polivka and Jo Dear Members, Remembering Paramedics Ivan Polivka and Jo-Ann Fuller Today marks the ten (10) year anniversary... Updated COVID-19 Provincial Surge Resources Re:       BCEHS Updated COVID-19 Provincial Surge Resources This memorandum will update staff on significant work between... Convention Package 2020 – Now Available Re:      Convention Package 2020  The 2020 Convention Package is now available for download. You can find... Convention 2020 Member Address – Zoom Recording Re:      Convention 2020 Member Address – Zoom Recording On October 14, 2020 Provincial President, Troy Clifford,... PSPP Member Benefit Statement – Earliest Unreduced Pension Ages Re:       PSPP 2020 Member’s Benefit Statement – Earliest Unreduced Pension Ages The Public Service Pension Plan... Paramedic shortage leads to gaps in ambulance service Dear Members; Please see link below regarding Paramedic shortages in Prince George: https://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/paramedic-shortage-leads-to-gaps-in-ambulance-service-1.24214329 /km/MoveUp Convention Webinar Information Dear Members; Re:       Convention Webinar Information As you know, the difficult decision was made by the... Ambulance paramedics offer tips to help students with hand hygiene For Immediate Release Ambulance paramedics offer tips to help young students with hand hygiene & masks ... BC’s pandemic & epidemic: A stressful overlap for ambulance paramedics BC’s pandemic & epidemic: A stressful overlap for ambulance paramedics Drug overdose patients have more known... BC removes Fraser Valley’s only critical-care ambulance BC removes Fraser Valley’s only critical-care ambulance As of today, the Fraser Valley is without its... EOI – Social Media Director Dear Members;   EOI – Social Media Director As you know, Paul Alberts has served as... CTV News Article Dear Members, Please see link regarding violence concerns in Vancouver homeless camps: https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/09/29/paramedics-strathcona-emergency-calls/ /km/MoveUp Orange Shirt Day Dear Members:  Orange Shirt Day September 30th marks a solemn day of remembrance and an opportunity... Union Meeting – October 1, 2020 Virtual Union Meeting/Information Session TO:                      ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH CUPE LOCAL 873 DATE:                 THURSDAY, ... Survey – Scheduled On-Call Staffing Model Re:       Survey – Scheduled On-Call Staffing Model The Union and BCEHS have released a joint survey... Member Update -UBCM 2020 Dear Members; Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)  As you are aware, each year the Ambulance... Convention 2020 – Critical Update Re:      CONVENTION 2020 – CRITICAL UPDATE As you may be aware, the Provincial Executive has had... UBCM Press Release Sept 2020 September 21, 2020 For Immediate Release – September 21, 2020 UBCM: Ambulance paramedics urge local leaders... Convention 2020 – Critical Update Dear Members; Re:      CONVENTION 2020 – CRITICAL UPDATE As you may be aware, the Provincial Executive... As overlapping epidemics worsen stress levels rising for BC paramedics Wearing a plastic gown, face shield and respirator to protect him from potential COVID exposure, advanced... 3rd & FINAL Call for Nominations – Vacant Positions Re:                   3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – VACANT POSITIONS Following the close of nominations... APBC Statement on Remembering September 11, 2001 The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC take a moment today, on the 19th anniversary... 19th Anniversary of the September 11 Attack Dear Members; The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC take a moment today, on the... Labour Day: Working safely means extra steps in COVID-19 times With many workers seeing added duties and stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is more... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Vacant Positions Re:                   1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – VACANT POSITIONS Following the close of nominations... 2020 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners Dear Members; Re: 2020 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners Morris Ebanks was a career paramedic in BC... APBC POSITION STATEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS OF PARAMEDICS Dear members; APBC POSITION STATEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS OF PARAMEDICS DURING COVID-19 In March 2020,... APBC POSITION STATEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS OF PARAMEDICS APBC POSITION STATEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS OF PARAMEDICS DURING COVID-19   In March 2020, the... Paramedics feeling the pressure of twin health crises Please click on the link to hear Paramedic Shelby Collis’ interview on CBC Radio on August... Union president discusses need for increased ambulance service On Tuesday, Aug. 11, at about 2:30 p.m.Gary Fairhurst and a group of his friends were... BC Health Workers Want To Cover Your Hands In Glitter To Teach A lesson about COVID-19 comes from an unlikely source; some B.C. paramedics recommend glitter as a teaching tool... Use glitter to teach kids about COVID spread, say paramedics Ambulance paramedics are offering some tips to help kids and parents with COVID-19. As B.C. gets set... Back to School with Ambulance Paramedics of BC Back to School with Ambulance Paramedics of BC The Ambulance Paramedics of BC are here today... Interior Wildfire Activity Re:      Interior Wildfire Activity As you are all aware, we have been experiencing significantly higher than... Provincial & Standing Committee Nomination Results Dear Members; Re:    Provincial & Standing Committee Nomination Results Please find attached the list of nominees... ACP Training Opportunities Update Dear Members; Re:       ACP Training Opportunities Update The September 2020 Posting for ACP training opportunities is... Election Results – Delegates to Convention 2020 Dear Members; Re:   Election Results – Delegates to Convention 2020 Please see the attached Regional letters... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations for PEC & Standing Committees TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873 RE:                  3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL... Off-duty Paramedic Rushes to Save 13 yr old from Choking Off-duty Paramedic Rushes to Save 13 yr old from Choking Peachland Ambulance Paramedic Quinn Gallagher is... Fallen Officer, Constable Young Re:      Fallen Officer, Constable Young          Last night our public safety family... Fallen Officer, Constable young Re:      Fallen Officer, Constable Young          Last night our public safety family... Delegate Elections are Open Attention:          All Members – CUPE Local 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; Re:       Elections – Delegate... Ambulance Paramedics of BC Statement on Police Forces in BC With recent world events, there has been an increased focus on Peace and Police Officers in... 1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL & STANDING COMMITTEES TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873   RE:                  1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS –... Ambulance Paramedics of BC Statement on World Events Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC Statement on World Events As the world continues to... June 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “We as a union are ready for the current and prolonged COVID-19... Call for Resolutions – Convention 2020 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; Re:      Call for Resolutions – Convention 2020 As you are well... DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2020 – 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:                  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2020 – 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR... Member Update Concerning the EDBC Executive’s Motion to Separate Dear Members; Re:      Member Update Concerning the EDBC Executive’s Motion to Separate Recently, there has been... APBC and EDBC Statement on World Events Dear Members; Re:      Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC Statement on World Events As the... Virtual Townhall with Minister Dix Dear Members; Re:       Virtual Townhall with Minister Adrian Dix APBC is hosting a virtual townhall meeting... Delegates to Convention 2020 – 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:                  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2020 – 1st & 2nd CALL FOR... Tony Sunderland Anniversary Dear Members;  Re:  Tony Sunderland Anniversary Today is the 32nd anniversary of the tragic loss of... Paramedic Services Week Message     PARAMEDIC SERVICES WEEK MESSAGE I’m Troy Clifford, president of Ambulance Paramedics of BC. Each year... Paramedic Services Week Message  PARAMEDIC SERVICES WEEK MESSAGE I’m Troy Clifford, president of Ambulance Paramedics of BC. Each year in... Kilo Guarantee, Additional Resources & Temporary Pandemic Pay Updates Dear Members;  Re:      Kilo Guarantee, Additional Resources & Temporary Pandemic Pay Updates Kilo Guarantee and Collective... Kilo Guarantee Status – June 2020 Re:      Kilo Guarantee Status – June 2020 With the June 2020 scheduling deadline looming, I am... EMALB Complaints – Important Communication – Liability Insurance Dear Members; Re:       EMALB Complaints – Important Communication – Liability Insurance Further to earlier communications on... Fallen Officer, Constable Da Silva Dear Members, Re:      Fallen Officer, Constable Da Silva       On May 5th, our public... Theresa Bond Anniversary Attention:        All Members                         CUPE Local 873  Dear Members; Re:      Theresa Bond Anniversary  Today is the... BCAS 10-7 Association – 2020 Bursary Information Dear Members; In light of the current Pandemic, the 10-7 Association has extended application deadlines for... Community paramedics in BC expand virtual assistance to rural patients The COVID-19 crisis has forced the expansion of a program wherein paramedics in remote B.C. rural... Paramedics well prepared for pandemic Ambulance paramedics and emergency dispatchers are often the first step in an arduous journey for anyone... ‘We’re here, we’ve got you:’ Paramedics hold strong in pandemic At the best of times, working as a paramedic is stressful. But now being on the... Public Education Events Update Dear Members; Re:      Public Education Events Due to COVID-19 we have temporarily suspended all Public Education... 2020 Regional Election Results Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends;  RE:      REGIONAL ELECTION RESULTS Please be advised that elections are now... Paramedics Overwhelmed by Public Support Please see Troy Clifford’s interview on Breakfast TV regarding the support paramedics have been receiving from... COVID-19 in B.C.: Dire days and the ‘toughest decision’ Just after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, paramedic Megan Lawrence... Prince George Airevac Update Members; Re:      Prince George Airevac – Update  As many of you may be aware it has... Prince George Airevac Update Members; Re:      Prince George Airevac – Update  As many of you may be aware it has... BC paramedics stepping up in COVID-19 battle Ambulance paramedics and emergency dispatchers are often the first step in the arduous journey for anyone... Yoga Series -Video 3 Dear Members, YOGA a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation derived from Yoga... Negotiations, Convention & Bylaws Committees Elections Dear Members; Re:       Negotiations, Convention & Bylaws Committees On April 6, 2020, the Provincial Executive Board... Our message to the community about COVID-19 Our Message to British Columbians I’m Troy Clifford, president of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC and... 12-Year Anniversary Remembering Michael Gray Remembering Michael Gray Today marked the 12th anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Michael Gray.... Well-wishers show their love to B.C. paramedics and 911 operators Paramedics and emergency response professionals are being overwhelmed not only by the demands of their jobs... ‘Give it to those in need,’ says B.C. paramedic of COVID-19 discounts As Canadians rally behind health-care workers across the nation, a B.C. paramedic is asking people to... Kilo Guarantee Update Re:      Kilo Guarantee Update We are very happy to announce that the Kilo Guarantee change will... Our message to the community about COVID-19 We want you to know that while the world is at a standstill, BC’s ambulance paramedics... Emergency vehicles will form parade to salute staff at Royal Inland A Kamloops first responder is organizing a nightly parade to thank Royal Inland Hospital staff for... What it’s like working as a paramedic during a pandemic Please click link below to view interview. https://www.citynews1130.com/video/2020/03/31/what-its-like-working-as-a-paramedic-during-a-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR2nx5z_WO5zIdDlQNYJQ_5ViubwAtgy2kIiCclAZlXIXeN2A5WYmgp2bTw /km/MoveUp Can I go for a drive during a global pandemic? Staying indoors plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of transmitting COVID-19, explains Dave Deines,... 2020 Regional Elections – Now Open Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends;  RE:                  REGIONAL ELECTIONS  Please be advised that elections are now open... Work Place Health COVID-19 Resource Line update ******************************IMPORTANT UPDATE*************************** Work Place Health COVID-19 Resource Line update It’s showing in the Safety New Letter for... People with a genuine emergency refusing to go to hospital The entity that represents paramedics and emergency dispatchers in British Columbia is reminding the public that... April 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Some of the words we often now use include unprecedented, crisis, terrifying... Langley paramedic postpones retirement to help battle COVID-19 This was supposed to be the last month on the job for paramedic Vince Ford. After... Look of first responders has changed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Up to 75 per cent of the calls to B.C. Ambulance Service now involve patients who... COVID-19: Stress on the front line of the fight against the pandemic Paramedics, like firefighters, police officers and front-line doctors and nurses, are trained to handle difficult scenarios.... 911 swamped with virus calls; non-urgent inquiries should go to 811 B.C. paramedics are reporting that 75 per cent of recent calls to 911 ambulance dispatch are... B.C. paramedics say 75% of calls now relate to coronavirus The union representing B.C.’s paramedics says three-quarters of 911 calls coming in to ambulance dispatchers are... B.C. paramedics see surge in 911 calls for COVID-19 With the novel coronavirus continuing to spread, paramedics and ambulance dispatchers in B.C. are seeing some... COVID-19 calls to 911 now outnumber other emergency calls in B.C. COVID-19-related distress calls are overtaking all others to 911 in B.C. But first responders say many... Residents calling 911 to report their neighbours aren’t self-isolating Metro Vancouver’s emergency dispatch centre in East Vancouver is seeing a surge of calls about COVID-19,... COVID-19: Paramedics say calls for flu-like symptoms on rise in B.C. Quieter streets, fewer cars on the roads, cancellation of sporting events and the closure of bars... Already stretched, paramedic services feeling bigger crunch from COVID Paramedics across the country who were already working at capacity say they’re being stretched by calls... B.C.’s first responders trying to cope with ‘evolving situation’ “Every call we go to has the potential to be a COVID patient,” said Dave Deines,... What happens if you have a medical emergency in the era of COVID-19? SHOULD I STILL CALL 911? First responders may not be experiencing a decrease in call volume... First responders worried about COVID 19 as supplies become hard to get Paramedics are likely to be exposed to patients with coronavirus and they are concerned about it.... First responders taking precautions amid COVID-19 outbreak Heightened risk for paramedics As for paramedics, they say they have exposure control plans in place... March 2020 Members Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “I’d like to encourage members to review the most recent member update... February 2020 Monthly Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Another area requiring our attention is the employer’s complete failure to provide... Wage Increase Update Re:      Wage increase Update On March 27, 2020 we were able to confirm upcoming wage increase... BC Paramedics see surge in COVID-19 calls; some fear to go to hospital Vancouver, British Columbia, March 26, 2020 – BC paramedics estimate that 75 percent of calls to 911... Ambulance Paramedics Safety Bulletin Ambulance Paramedics Safety Bulletin Working for our Members  APBC and your Provincial Safety Director are working... EMALB – Continuing Competence Requirements Dear Members; Please see message from the EMA Licensing Board below. The Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing... 2020 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Attention:        All Members                        CUPE... COVID-19 Update Attention:        All Members                       Ambulance Paramedics... Union Meeting – April 6, 2020 UNION MEETING              TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH                           ... January 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “December proved to be a very busy month as in addition to... December 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Your RVP’s and PVP’s are working hard at coordinating our response to... 3rd & FInal Call for Nominations – Regional Elections Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends;   RE:      NOMINATIONS FOR REGIONAL ELECTIONS – 3rd & FINAL CALL ... Union Meeting – March 9, 2020 TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:                Monday, March 9th,... Provincial Information Bulletin – COVID-19 Provincial Information Bulletin – COVID-19 On January 22, 2020 the Provincial Safety Director for the Union... Connect and Recover Program Dear Members; Re:      Connect and Recover Program The CAR program, as reported at last convention is... SOC Update Re:       Scheduled On-Call (SOC) Update Further to previous updates and information, we wanted to provide a... Wounded Warriors Run 2020 Dear Members; Wounded Warrior Run 2020 is headed your way next week. Please find the itinerary attached.... Wounded Warriors Run 2020 Dear Members; Wounded Warrior Run 2020 is headed your way next week. Please find the itinerary attached.... COVID-19 Update Please see the following from Dr. Henry on the most recent information on COVID-19.   Sincerely, ... test blog test blog     Mental Health First Aid Course Re:      Mental Health First Aid Course The Mental Health Commission of Canada is offering a free... 1st and 2nd Call for Nominations -Regional Elections TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends; RE:      NOMINATIONS FOR REGIONAL... EOI: Communications Director & Website Administrator Dear Members; Re:      Expression of Interest: Communications Director and Website Administrator The Provincial Executive Committee is... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – Neg, Convention & Bylaws Committee TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873   RE:  3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS –... Collective Agreement Implementation Update – February 5, 2020 Dear Members; Re:      Collective Agreement Implementation Update We have continued to meet with the employer and... CUPE National Regional Trial Committee   Re:       CUPE National Regional Trial Committee CUPE National is seeking applications from members to serve... Coronavirus Information Bulletin   Ambulance Paramedics & Dispatchers of BC Provincial Health Information Bulletin (Coronavirus)   The Union is... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873   RE:      1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS –... Accessibility & Inclusion at Work Dear Members; Re:       Accessibility and Inclusion at Work We will be meeting with the Minister of... CP Outstanding Retro Pay Re:       CP Outstanding Retro Pay The final pay application for CP wage rates was confirmed by... Union Meeting Agenda UNION MEETING   TO:                    ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:              ... Collective Agreement Implementation Update Dear Members; Re:       Collective Agreement Implementation Update We have been hard at work and most committees’... Union Meeting – December 18, 2019 TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:                 WEDNESDAY, December 18th,... Collective Agreement Joint Implementation Committee Dear Members; Re:      Collective Agreement Joint Implementation Committee As previously communicated, the Union is working collectively... Collective Agreement Implementation Update Dear Members, Update Re Collective Agreement Implementation I want you to know we are doing our... November 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Many have messaged and asked me why I stepped up to lead... Collective Agreement Implementation Update Dear Members; After meeting with the employer, we are pleased to inform you of the following... Region 5-8 Union Meeting UNION MEETING   TO:                    ALL MEMBERS – REGIONS 5-8                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:               MONDAY,... Union Meeting Region 3 UNION MEETING  TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 3                            CUPE LOCAL 873  DATE:                 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29,... APBC Colouring book Dear Membership!  We are so excited to announce the APBC Colouring book is now available on... RVP Appointment Dear Members; I’m both sad and proud to announce that Corey Froese has accepted the Provincial... Guidelines for the wearing of the Poppy Dear Members; Re:      Guidelines for the wearing of the Poppy  As November 11th, Remembrance Day approaches,... PSPP Information Webinar Dear Members; Re:      Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Information Webinar –             Plan design changes for... Bear-a-Medic Colouring book Dear members, Please see attached the new APBC Colouring book. Please click HERE to view colouring... Remembering Jo-Ann and Ivan Dear Members, Today marks the nine (9) year anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Ivan... Remembering Jo-Ann and Ivan Dear Members, Today marks the nine (9) year anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Ivan... Detailed Ratification Vote Results Dear Members,   Please click HERE to view a memo regarding ratification vote results. Sincerely,Provincial Executive CommitteeCUPE Local... Adrian Oliver Memorial Run Dear Members; Re:      Adrian Oliver Memorial Run The Adrian Oliver Memorial Run is being held at... Expression of Interest: Charitable Society Director Dear Members; The Provincial Executive Committee is now inviting expression of interest from Union members to... Convention 2019 Package – Now Available The 2019 Convention Package is now available for download. Please click on the following links for respective... Building Resilient Workplaces Workshop – Registration Bursary EOI Building Resilient Workplaces Workshop – Registration Bursary EOI  As you are aware, the BC First Responders’... October 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “It is with mixed emotions that I write my final presidents’ message... 3rd and Final Call – Provincial Safety Dir. & Benefit Trustee RE:      3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL SAFETY DIRECTOR & BENEFIT TRUSTEE  This is... BC Paramedics & Dispatchers Ratify New Collective Agreement VANCOUVER, B.C., September 30, 2019– BC’s 4,500 Paramedics and Emergency Medical Dispatchers have voted to ratify... 2019 Tentative Agreement Ratification Vote Results Re:       2019 Tentative Agreement Ratification Vote Results I am pleased to advise that the membership has... Ceremonial Unit – Expression of Interest Expression of Interest for APBC/EDBC Ceremonial Unit There will be a selection process for the APBC/EDBC... UBCM Convention Dear Members; Next week will be the annual UBCM Convention, this year held in Vancouver. This... Union Meeting – September 19, 2019   TO:                    ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                            CUPE LOCAL 873    DATE:               THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,... 1 & 2 Call for Nominations – Prov. Safety Director & Benefit Trustee Re:      First and Second Call for Nominations – Provincial Safety Director & Benefit Trustee As per... Tentative Agreement Ratification – Voting Now Open Re:      Tentative Agreement Ratification – Voting Now Open  Voting for ratification on the 2019 Tentative Agreement... Region 1 South Union Meeting UNION MEETING Dear Members;  TO:                              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                                      CUPE LOCAL... Region 1 South Union Meeting UNION MEETING Dear Members;  TO:                              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                                      CUPE LOCAL... Member Update Dear Members: As you know, a call for nominations went out for Provincial Executive and Standing... Ratification Tour Face to Face Meeting Information Dear Members; Ratification Tour Face to Face Meeting Information: Please see below for meeting dates and... Negotiations Update – Summary of Proposed Changes Dear Members:  I am pleased to confirm that we have successfully reached agreement on all outstanding... September 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “As kids prepare to head back to school, your union team prepares... August 2019 Monthly Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “On July 19th, I was so happy to sign an Agreement in... July 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue: Presidents Update: “On May 29 / 30th, we completed two full days of mediations... PEC & Standing Committee Nomination Results Dear Members; Re:    Provincial & Standing Committee Nomination Results Please find attached the list of nominees... Delegate Election Results – Convention 2019 Dear Members; Re:   Election Results – Delegates to Convention 2019 Please see the attached Regional letters... Convention Resolutions 2019 Dear Members; Re:      Resolutions 2019 Please find included for your consideration, the Resolutions to be debated... Union Meeting – August 14, 2019   UNION MEETING    TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGIONS 5-8                            CUPE LOCAL 873    DATE:      ... Paramedics & Dispatchers Reach Agreement VANCOUVER, B.C., July 25, 2019– After seven months of negotiations between the Ambulance Paramedics Ambulance Dispatchers... Bargaining Update Dear Members; Re:       Bargaining Update After seven months of rigorous negotiations, we are pleased to announce... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – Provincial & Standing Committees RE:                  3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL & STANDING COMMITTEES This is the 3rd... Provincial Executive Update Re:       Provincial Executive Update As you are aware from our March 2019 update, the Provincial Executive... Celebration of Life for Brother Bill Hudson Dear Members; Please see the following details for the Celebration of Life for Brother Bill Hudson. Date: ... Celebration of Life for Brother Mike MacCarron Dear Members; Michael Joseph MacCarron was born on October 30, 1942 and passed away on July 3,... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Provincial & Standing Committees                RE:                  1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL... ACP Training Opportunities Update Dear Members; Re:      ACP Training Opportunities Update We have been receiving inquiries as to the status... Public Service Pension Plan Changes Dear Members: I am happy to finally write to you today with details about the important... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – Delegates to Convention 2019 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends;  RE:                  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2019 – 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS... Call for Resolutions Dear Sisters and Brothers: As you are well aware, Convention 2019 is fast approaching and now... Union Meeting June 27, 2019 UNION MEETING  TO:                   ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1... BC Paramedics Paid Less Than Minimum Wage Did you know Paramedics in some communities in BC make LESS than minimum wage? On June... June 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “I am again frustrated to ask for your patience for a full... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Delegates to Convention 2019 Dear Members; Re:     1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Delegates to Convention 2019 As... Bargaining Update Dear Members: We write to provide you an update on the status of the current round... Upcoming Union Meeting UNION MEETING   TO:                             ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH            ... Sullivan Mine Anniversary Dear Members; Re:      Sullivan Mine Anniversary Today is the thirteen (13) year anniversary of the tragic... May 2018 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “April was also a very busy month with media coverage. On the... May 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “April was also a very busy month with media coverage. On the... 2019 Regional Election Results Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends;   RE:      REGIONAL ELECTION RESULTS  Please be advised that elections are... Presumptive Mental Injury Legislation Update Dear Members; As you are all aware, on April 11, 2018 the Provincial Government announced the... Union Meeting – April 17, 2019 UNION MEETING    TO:                ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                       CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:           WEDNESDAY,... BC Paramedics raise patient safety concerns BC Paramedics concerned that recent direction from Fire Department has put patients at risk.    VANCOUVER,... Remembering Michael Gray   11 Year Anniversary Remembering Michael Gray Remembering Michael Gray   Today marked the 11th anniversary... Morris Ebanks Scholarship 2019 Attention:        All Members                        CUPE... 2019 Regional Elections Now Open RE:                 REGIONAL ELECTIONS Please be advised that elections are now open for Regional positions. Please click... April 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “With your help, we’ve been able to highlight the major out of... Out of Service levels in BC Dear Members: Out of Service Levels Across BC As you have hopefully seen by now, the... Staffing shortages affect ambulance service levels across B.C. The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC (APBC) are raising concerns over staffing shortages affecting... Staffing shortages affect ambulance service levels across B.C. VANCOUVER, B.C., March 19, 2019 –  The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC (APBC) are... Provincial Executive Committee Update Dear Members; Re:      Provincial Executive Committee Update We are writing to advise you of some temporary changes... 3rd and Final Call TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – REGION 5 to 8                         Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends; RE:      NOMINATIONS... 3rd and Final Call TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                    Dear... 3rd and Final Call TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – REGION 3                    ... 3rd and Final Call TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST                  ... 3rd and Final Call TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 EAST                  ... 3rd and Final Call TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH   Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends; RE:      NOMINATIONS FOR... 3rd and Final Call TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH   Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends; RE:      NOMINATIONS FOR... March 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “We’ve now completed twenty-five full days of bargaining. We’re now scheduled to... Union Meeting – March 28, 2019 UNION MEETING   TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                            CUPE LOCAL 873    DATE:                ... Paramedic Response to Auditor General Report VANCOUVER, B.C., February 27, 2019 – The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) of British Columbia released... Paramedics Impress On the evening of Thursday, Feb. 7, my mother-in-law, who is 83, fell and fractured her... Paramedic Ride BC Ride Registration Dear Members; RE:     Paramedic Ride BC Ride Registration We’re very excited to inform you that registration... Seniority Amalgamation Committee Dear Members; Re:      Seniority Amalgamation Committee As you are likely aware, Policy Resolution 2018-08 was carried... Regular Part-time Unit Chiefs Pay Issues Dear Members: Attention Regular Part-time Unit Chiefs: If you’re a regular part-time Unit Chief (and may... Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) Information Dear Members;  Recently, there have been some questions and some misunderstanding of how the Ambulance Paramedics... Nominations for Regional Elections – 1st & 2nd Call Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends; RE:      NOMINATIONS FOR REGIONAL ELECTIONS – 1st & 2nd CALL This... Union Meeting – March 1, 2019 UNION MEETING   TO:                             ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH                                     CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:           ... Loss of Paramedic Matt Shaw Dear Members; It is our sad duty to report on the sudden death of Paramedic Matt... Region 1 North Union Meeting UNION MEETING   TO:                             ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH            ... Volunteer Drinkers Needed Dear Members; Re:       Volunteer Drinkers Needed – Delta Police Department The Delta Police Department is looking... February 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “I am very happy to announce that we have reached a tentative... First-ever B.C. conference dedicated to first-responder mental health First-ever B.C. conference dedicated to first-responder mental health welcomes 350 participants Richmond, B.C. (Jan. 24, 2019): A... First-ever B.C. conference dedicated to first-responder mental health Richmond, B.C. (Jan. 24, 2019): A two-day interactive conference in Richmond on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1... Recent Privacy Concerns Dear Members;  Re:  Recent Privacy Concerns   There have been significant safety concerns raised regarding the recent... PAC National Awards Dear Members; A reminder that the nominations process is now open for the Paramedic Association of Canada... Loss of Paramedics Goedicke and Thompson Anniversary Dear Members; Re:      Loss of Goedicke and Thompson Anniversary Today marks the twenty-fourth (24) anniversary of the tragic... Union Meeting – January 22, 2019 UNION MEETING   TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                            CUPE LOCAL 873    DATE:                ... Recording Secretary Election Results Dear members; As per Bylaw 13.d3 a by-election was held at yesterday’s Provincial Executive Board Meeting... January 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “We’ve been receiving much feedback and questions from members about the recent... 2019 Platoon Calendar Dear Members; Re:      2019 Platoon Calendar We are pleased to inform you the 2019 Platoon calendar... PAC Awards of Excellence Program – Call for Nominations Dear Members; Re:       PAC Awards of Excellence Program – Call for Nominations The call for nominations... EOI: 2 West Regional Public Education Director Dear Members; Re:       Expression of Interest (EOI) – 2 West Regional Public Education Director CUPE 873... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Provincial Recording Secretary TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 RE:                  1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Provincial... Volunteer Drinkers Needed – Delta Police Dept Dear Members; Re:      Volunteer Drinkers Needed – Delta Police Department  The Delta Police Department is in... Ambulance Paramedics of BC Giving Back to Okanagan Families This Holiday Season – Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC, CUPE 873 are giving back... December 2018 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “By far the biggest triumph of the past year was the successful... Family of B.C. toddler who ingested laundry pod issues warning The guardians of a toddler who was hospitalized after ingesting a laundry detergent pod over the... Pitt Meadows to talk firefighters Pitt Meadows residents will hear Monday that their on-call firefighters attend fewer medical emergency calls than... Union Meeting – Tuesday, December 11, 2018 UNION MEETING   TO:                    ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:              ... Trail Firefighter Captain Boutin – LODD Service Dear Members; Please see the information below with regards to Trail Firefighter Boutin’s LODD Service information.... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – Provincial Chief Grievance Officer RE:                  PROVINCIAL CHIEF GRIEVANCE OFFICER – 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS As required by our... Regional Public Education Director Dear Members; Re:      Regional Public Education Director Please consider helping out the APBC Public Education (PE)... November 2018 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Work has also commenced on the establishment of an Essential Services Order... December 2018 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Work has also commenced on the establishment of an Essential Services Order... Proportional Representation Referendum Dear Members, We write to you today about the important referendum underway in British Columbia, the... EOI: Website Administrator & Seniority List Amalgamation Committee Re:      Expression of Interest (EOI) Website Administrator and Seniority List Amalgamation Committee Please see attached two... PROVINCIAL CHIEF GRIEVANCE OFFICER 1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO:                 ALL MEMBERS                        CUPE LOCAL... Convention Package 2018 Re:      Convention Package 2018 The 2018 convention package, bylaws and policies are now available for download.... Union Meeting -December 4, 2018 UNION MEETING    TO:                              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH                                     CUPE LOCAL 873... Photography and Video Production Project Dear Members; Re:       Photography and Video Production Project Our Ambulance Paramedics and Dispatchers stock photography and... PAC Liability Insurance To:       All Members with PAC Liability Insurance    In discussion with MARSH Canada today, it has... Union Meeting – November 8, 2018 UNION MEETING    TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGIONS 5-8                            CUPE LOCAL 873    DATE:               ... Fraser Valley Deployment-WE NEED YOUR INPUT Fraser Valley Deployment                                            To all Region 2 East (Valley) members:                   ***************WE NEED YOUR... By-election Results Dear Members; Re:      By-election Results  Yesterday, the Provincial Executive Board held a meeting to conduct three... Region 1 South Union Meeting UNION MEETING TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                            CUPE LOCAL 873 DATE:                 TUESDAY NOVEMBER... Guidelines for the wearing of the Poppy Dear Members; Re:      Guidelines for the wearing of the Poppy As November 11th, Remembrance Day approaches,... Halloween Safety Tips Halloween can be a lot of fun for all ages…but can also be dangerous if we... Remembering Paramedics Ivan Polivka and Jo-Ann Fuller   Today marks the eight (8) year anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Ivan Polivka... CUPE National Governance Survey Dear Members;   Please see information below on the CUPE National governance survey.   Re: National... Municipal Elections 2018 With civic elections looming, the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC (APBC) remind voters that... municipal governments can support their communities healthcare needs. With civic elections looming, the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC (APBC) remind voters that... Changes to the Region 1 South RVP team Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends;  Re:  Region 1 South New Acting RVP  Effective October 2, Josh... Additional Spots added to Sleep Training Seminar – Kelowna Re:       Additional Spots added to Sleep Training Seminar An additional 9 spots have been added to... Resolve to Applicant List Policy Grievance Dear Members; Re: Resolve to Applicant List Policy Grievance In late 2017 the Employer notified us... Electric & PHEV on Display at Convention 2018 Re:      Electric and PHEV on Display at Convention 2018 When:  October 2, 2018 from 12:00 –... October 2018 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “I am happy to announce that we’ve received notice from Minister Harry... EMALB Representation Dear Members; Re:       EMALB Representation – Member Update Earlier in the year I reported to you... 31.03 3.04 Complaint Procedure Dear Members; Re: Complaint Process Guide It has recently come to our intention the Employer believes... Complaint Process Guide Dear Members; Re: Complaint Process Guide It has recently come to our intention the Employer believes... Expression of Interest – EMA Licensing Board The Provincial Executive Committee is now inviting expression of interest from Union members to apply for... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Prov Public Ed. Director & CISM Chair TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 RE:                  1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Provincial... Social Media Posts Dear Members;  Re: Social Media Posts As we begin the municipal election cycle, I want to... Call for Nominations – CISM Chair and Public Education Director Dear Members; Re:  Upcoming Call for Nominations – CISM Chair and Public Education Director Recently, we... Upcoming Call for Nominations – CISM Chair and Public Education Direct Dear Members; Re:  Upcoming Call for Nominations – CISM Chair and Public Education Director  Recently, we... Upcoming Call for Nominations – CISM Chair and Public Education Direct Dear Members; Re:  Upcoming Call for Nominations – CISM Chair and Public Education Director Recently, we... September 2018 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “I am excited to announce a first for our Union: we will... BC Lions – First Responders Night Dear Members; Re:      BC Lions – First Responders Night Go see the BC Lions take on... Circadian Rhythm & Sleep Training Seminar Dear Members; Re:       Circadian Rhythm & Sleep Training Seminar  CUPE Local 873 & 873-02 is proud... Union Meeting – 2 East -September 26, 2018 UNION MEETING  TO:                               ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 EAST                                     CUPE LOCAL 873 DATE:                ... Expression of Interest (EOI) – EMALB Dear Members; Re:      Expression of Interest (EOI) – Emergency Medical Assistants (EMA) Licensing Board As you... Union meeting -Region 2 West UNION MEETING   TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST                            CUPE LOCAL 873 DATE:     ... BC First Responders’ Mental Health Conference Dear Members; Re:      BC First Responders’ Mental Health Conference The BC First Responders Mental Health Committee... Passing of Brother Tony Fiorese Dear Members; It is with profound sadness that we must pass on notification of the death... Paramedics Respond to concerns of firefighter first responder status Response re: Delta Optimist August 23, 2018 article “Mayor upset firefighters sidelined”https://www.delta-optimist.com/news/delta-mayor-upset-firefighters-not-being-alerted-to-all-emergency-calls-1.23410372   Dear Mr. Gyarmati;... Recent Changes to Workers Compensation Act Dear Members; Re:      Recent Changes to Workers Compensation Act  With the recent changes to Section 5.1... Lima Shift Update Dear Members; Re:      Lima Shift Update We write to you to provide clarification around the recent... Labour Day Rally at the PNE   Dear Members; Re:      Labour Day Rally at the PNE Please see the following message from... 2018 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners Dear Members; Re:  2018 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners Morris Ebanks was a career paramedic in BC... Labour Day Rally at the PNE Dear Members; Re:      Labour Day Rally at the PNE Please see the following message from CUPE... September 2018 Union Meetings Region 4 have two Union meeting coming up in September:   September 18, 2018 – Nelson,... Brit Lions Annual Golf Tournament Dear Members; Re:      Brit Lions Annual Golf Tournament Please see the following information regarding the Brit... 2018 Standing Committee Nomination Results Dear Members; Re:      2018 Standing Committee Nomination Results The nomination period for the standing committees is... Convention Resolutions 2018 Dear Members; Re:      Resolutions 2018 Please find included for your consideration, the Resolutions to be debated... August 2018 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Following a successful advocacy day in May at the BC Legislature, we’ve... Delegate Election Results – Convention 2018 Dear Members; Re:   Election Results – Delegates to Convention 2018 Please see the attached Regional letters... Lima Shift Update / Irreg Owed Hours Dear Members;  As most of you are aware, in March of 2017, BCEHS enacted a scheduling... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – Provincial & Standing Committees TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 RE:                  3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL... New Collective Agreement Document Dear Members; Re:      New Collective Agreement Document At last, we have a finished and final new... Delegate Election – Convention 2018   Re:      Elections – Delegate to Convention 2018 Please be advised that elections are now open... July 2018 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Recently the employer announced they are proceeding with significant changes to the... July 2018 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Recently the employer announced they are proceeding with significant changes to the... Service for Glen House Dear Members; Re:      Service for Glen House Glen was a retired full-time member from Nanaimo who... Union Meeting – July 12, 2018 UNION MEETING   TO:                              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                                     CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:           ... Provincial and Standing Committees – 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 RE:                  1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL... Paramedics issue reminder to grads to celebrate responsibly. VANCOUVER, B.C., June 15, 2018– The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC want to warn... Duty Supervisor Changes Dear Members;  As most of you are aware, in 2014 during the bargaining process, the Employer... Delegates to Convention 2018 – 3rd & Final Call for Nominations Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:                  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2018 – 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS... Abbotsford ACP Deployment Dear Members: I write with a brief update on the possible changes to the Abbotsford ACP... Business Agent Committee memo Dear Members, At Convention 2017, a policy resolution was carried that called for the formation of... Business Agent Committee memo Dear Members, At Convention 2017, a policy resolution was carried that called for the formation of... Labour Strike – Hard Rock Casino Coquitlam Dear Members: Re: Labour Strike – Hard Rock Casino Coquitlam  Members should be advised of an... Labour Strike – Hard Rock Casino Coquitlam Dear Members; Re: Labour Strike – Hard Rock Casino Coquitlam Members should be advised of an... Tour Paramedic Ride FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 6th 2018 KELOWNA BC The Tour Paramedic Ride 2018 rolls through... Tour Paramedic Ride 2018 BC      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 6th 2018 KELOWNA BC   The Tour Paramedic Ride... CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 / 873-02 RE:                 CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS Dear Sisters and... Reminder – Morris Ebanks Scholarship 2018 Dear Members; We’re sending out a reminder to the Membership that we are still accepting applications... Tony Sunderland Anniversary Dear Members;  Re:  Tony Sunderland Anniversary Today is the 30th anniversary of the tragic loss of... June 2018 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “The Negotiations 2019 Member Survey is now open! The negotiations committee and... Russell Gatehouse Celebration of Life Dear Members, A service of remembrance will be held for Russell Gatehouse on June 2nd in... Russell Gatehouse Celebration of Life Dear Members, A service of remembrance will be held for Russell Gatehouse on June 2nd in... Circadian rhythm sleep training course Dear Members, CUPE 873 & 873-02 is proud to offer our members a unique opportunity to... Paramedic Services Week This week we celebrate Paramedic Services Week (May 27- June 2) As we pause to celebrate... Paramedic Services Week 2018 Dear Members, This week we celebrate Paramedic Services Week (May 27- June 2) As we pause... Job Posting Process Dear Members:  Re: Job Posting Process  As you may be aware, the Employer has recently implemented... 2018 Regional Election Results Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends;  RE:      REGIONAL ELECTION RESULTS Please be advised that elections are now... Delegates to Convention 2018 – 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends;       RE:           DELEGATES TO CONVENTION... Service for Stacey Laidlaw Dear Members, Stacey’s celebration of life will be Saturday May 26 at 2pm in Sparwood at... CUPE BC Scholarship Application Dear Members; Re:      Aubrey Burton & Reg Ford Scholarship 2018 Please find attached an application form... Negotiations Survey Dear Members; With the end of our current contract drawing near, the Negotiations Committee and Provincial... Notice of Member Stacey Laidlaw’s Death Notice of Member Stacey Laidlaw’s Death Dear Members; It is with profound sadness that we must... Tour Paramedic Ride BC Closing Ceremonies and Fundraising Dinner Dear Members; Re:      Tour Paramedic Ride Closing Ceremonies and Fundraising Dinner Please note the 2018 Tour... Union Meeting – June 4, 2018 UNION MEETING    TO:                             ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 EAST            ... Sullivan Mines Anniversary Dear Members; Re:      Sullivan Mine Anniversary Today is the twelve (12) year anniversary of the tragic... May 2018 Member Newsletter On April 11th, Honourable Harry Bains, Minister of Labour (pictured below with Hon. Judy Darcy, Minister... April 2018 Member Newsletter Our Negotiations Committee recently attended an intense and informative three day training session.  In addition to... March 2018 Member Newsletter March is a busy month for your Provincial Executive Committee. From the quarterly Provincial Joint Labour... February 2018 Member Newsletter In January your Provincial Executive Committee and Board met for the first Board Meeting of 2018. ... January 2018 Member Newsletter Happy New Year to all of our members! The new year is a time for reflection... December 2017 Member Newsletter Happy Holidays to all our members across the province. Thank you for all your hard work... November 2017 Member Newsletter October has been a busy month for our membership. As we say farewell to our Provincial... October 2017 Member Newsletter Click HERE for the October 2017 Member Newsletter.  Union Meeting – May 2018-Start time amended UNION MEETING   *****AMENDMENT****  TO:                                        ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH        ... Paramedics Honour Fallen Colleagues VICTORIA, B.C., May 6th, 2018 – Paramedics will gather on the lawn of the legislature today... Theresa Bond Anniversary Dear Members;   Today is the 28th anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Unit Chief... BC Fallen Paramedic Day Dear Members;   In 2015, the BC Government officially declared May 6th British Columbia Fallen Paramedic... 2018 Regional Elections Open & Nomination Results Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends;   RE:                 REGIONAL ELECTIONS Please be advised that elections are now... National Day of Mourning Dear Members; Re:      National Day of Mourning Tomorrow, April 28th, has been designated the National Day... Deemed Resigned Arbitration Ruling Dear Members: On April 5, 2018, Arbitrator Sullivan rendered his decision settling the Parties’ dispute over... Climate Change Committee Dear Members;  Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Committee  At our Annual Convention in October last year,... BC Paramedics and Dispatchers Address Climate Change VANCOUVER, B.C., April 22, 2018 – The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC are proud... September 2017 Member Newsletter Click HERE for the September 2017 Member Newsletter.  Union Meeting – May 2018 UNION MEETING   TO:                              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                                     CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:... Union Meeting May 3, 2018 UNION MEETING    TO:              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4  ... CUPE National’s Letter to the Canadian Labour Congress Dear Members; I write today to share with you a letter recently sent from our CUPE... Region 2 West Union Meeting May 15, 2018 UNION MEETING   TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST                            CUPE LOCAL 873  DATE:               Tuesday,... NOMINATIONS FOR REGIONAL ELECTIONS – 3rd & FINAL CALL TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends: RE:      NOMINATIONS FOR REGIONAL... Presumptive Mental Injury Legislation Dear Members; Re:      Presumptive Mental Injury Legislation I am excited to inform you about the... Government Introduces New Legislation for Public Safety Personnel Click here to download this photo – credit photo supplied  PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Provincial... Public Safety Communicators Week Dear Members; Re:  Public Safety Communicators Week Every full second week of April (8th to 14th, 2018) is... Region 1 North Union Meeting UNION MEETING  TO:                           ... Michael Gray 10 Year Anniversary Remembering Michael Gray Remembering Michael Gray Today marked the 10th anniversary of the tragic... Celebration of Life – Brother Jim High Dear Members; Please join us as we celebrate Jim’s life… a Husband, Father, Friend, Colleague, Instructor/Preceptor/Mentor/B.C.... CBC Documentary – After the Sirens Dear Members; Re:     CBC Documentary – After the Sirens CBC TV will be airing a documentary... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations: Regional Elections Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends: This is the 1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the... Pension Update Dear Members; Re:      Pension Update Last week I updated you on the impending changes to our... Newsletter test Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing 123. Testing... Passing of Paramedic Kristian Jacobs Dear Members; Re:       Passing of Paramedic Kristian Jacobs It is my sad duty to inform you... Pension Update Dear Members; Re:       Pension Update I write to provide an update on the changes to our... BCAS Learning Centre Discontinuation Dear Members; Re:      BCAS Learning Centre As I am sure you have all seen, the Employer... Morris Ebanks Scholarship 2018 Dear Members; We are pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Morris... Regional Union Meeting Reminder: March 5, 2018 UNION MEETING    TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:               ... VDP Seeking Volunteers Dear Members; Vancouver Police Department are seeking volunteers to assist on campus at the JIBC New... VPD Seeking Volunteers Dear Members; Vancouver Police Department are seeking volunteers to assist on campus at the JIBC New... VPD Seeking Volunteers Dear Members; Vancouver Police Department are seeking volunteers to assist on campus at the JIBC New... VDP Seeking Paramedic Volunteers Dear Members;  VDP are seeking Paramedic volunteers for a course being held at the JIBC New... VDP Seeking Paramedic Volunteers Dear Members;  VDP are seeking Paramedic volunteers for a course being held at the JIBC New... Brother Doug Mossington – Celebration of Life Brother Doug Mossington; – March 1 2018 – Service – 1630-1730 Hrs. (4:30-5:30 P.M.) – John... UBC Resilience Research Survey   To:       All CUPE 873 BCEHS Staff                   ... Tour Paramedic Ride BC 2018 Attention:       All Members                        CUPE... PAC Leadership Seminar – reached capacity Dear Members; Thank you to everyone for confirming your participation at next week’s PAC Leadership Seminar... Region 1 North Union Meeting UNION MEETING  TO:                           ... Service details for Firefighter Clayton Murrell Dear Members; Following the tragic passing of Cranbrook Fire Department Captain Clayton Murrell and his wife... Basic Parade Drill, Dress & Deportment Training Camp Dear Members; After the Line of Duty Service for Constable Davidson, we have heard from a... PAC Leadership Seminar in Burnaby, BC Dear Members; Join PAC and its host of guest speakers as they share ideas affecting paramedics... PulsePoint Respond The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of British Columbia are proud to announce their support of... PulsePoint Respond Dear Members; RE:  PulsePoint Respon  It is with great excitement that I announce our support of... Paramedics Concerned About Downloading of Cost and Liability to City o The union representing BC Ambulance Service paramedics is concerned with the downloading of costs to municipalities... Share it Don’t Wear It Awareness Survey Dear Members: Re: Share it Don’t Wear It Awareness Survey As you may know, we sit... Share it Don’t Wear It Awareness Survey Dear Members: Re:  Share it Don’t Wear It Awareness Survey  As you may know, we sit... Carol Schlamp Anniversary Dear Members; Re:      Carol Schlamp Anniversary Today marks the twenty-fifth (25) anniversary of the tragic passing... CUPE 873 Communications Director Dear Members; In accordance with Bylaw 15.b16, a new Communications Director position has been established. The... Change of Office – Region 3 RVP Dear Members; Effective January 22, 2018, James Towle has stepped down from his role as Region... New paramedic positions for Nanaimo and area announced Thirty new permanent full-time paramedic positions announced for Nanaimo and area Vancouver –Today BC Emergency Health Services... Wounded Warriors Canada Resiliency Course Dear Members; Thank you to all members that submitted their names with interest in attending the... Union Meeting Tuesday February 6, 2018 UNION MEETING   TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:     ... Wounded Warriors Canada First Responder Resiliency Course Dear Members; Re: Wounded Warriors Canada First Responder Resiliency Course As we move into a new... Loss of Paramedics Goedicke & Thompson Anniversary Dear Members; Re:      Loss of Goedicke and Thompson Anniversary Today marks the twenty-second (22) anniversary of... Regional Union Meeting: Jan. 24, 2018 Dear Members; Please see the following details for the upcoming regional meeting:   Date:              ... Region One South Union Meeting Please click HERE to view the Union meeting notice.   Kind regards, /km/MoveUp EOI: Climate Change & Environment Committee Dear Members; The Provincial Executive Committee is now inviting expression of interest from Union members to... President’s End of Year Message Dear Member; As the new year closes in on us, it’s a good time to look... MEC First Responder Appreciation Night Dear Members; Please see the following notice with regard to a MEC First Responders Appreciation Night,... MEC First Responder Appreciation Night Dear Members; Re:      MEC First Responder Appreciation Night Please see the following notice with regard to... MEC First Responder Appreciation Program Dear Members; Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) have now launched their First Responder Appreciation Program. MEC are... 2018 Platoon Calendar Dear Members; We are pleased to inform you the 2018 Platoon calendar is now available electronically.... Expression of Interest: Communications Director Dear Members; Re:      Expression of Interest: Communications Director The Provincial Executive Committee is now inviting expression... Service details for Firefighter Bryan Kongus Honours Funeral forCAPTAIN BRYAN KONGUSRichmond Fire-Rescue  11am on Monday, December 18, 2017 VENUE:11:00 hrs – commence... Celebration of Life Service for Paramedic Jay Piggot Dear Members; The Piggot family, along with North Shore Search and Rescue has invited BC Ambulance... Passing of Richmond Firefighter Bryan Kongus Dear Members; On behalf of Cory Parker, President of the Richmond Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 1286,... Passing of Paramedic Jay Piggot Dear Members; It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paramedic Jay Piggot.... Passing of Paramedic Jay Piggot Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we announcing the passing of Paramedic Jay Piggot.... Basic Parade Drill, Dress & Deportment Training Camp Dear Members; Re:       BASIC PARADE DRILL, DRESS & DEPORTMENT TRAINING CAMP  After the Line of... PAC Awards of Excellence Program 2018 Dear Members; The Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) National Awards Program is now in its second... First Responders’ Canucks Hockey Ticket Offer Dear Members;   Please click on the link below to view ticket offer to First Responders... First Responder’s Canucks Hockey Ticket Offer Dear Members;   Please click on the link below to view ticket offer to First Responders... Thank you to BC Ferries Letter sent to Chief Executive Officer Mark Collins:   Dear Mr. Collins; Re: Letter of Appreciation ... Open Letter Regarding Professional Appearance Via Email Dear Linda and Barb;  Re:       Open Letter Regarding Professional Appearance   It has... Region 2 West RVP update TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST                         CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Members  Effective October 26th,... New Union Shift Coverage Rates TO:                              ALL MEMBERS                          ... Regional Union Meeting Dear Members:   Union Meeting TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                            CUPE LOCAL 873  ... Reg. 2E Union meeting: Nov. 29, 2017 TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 EAST                            CUPE LOCAL 873    DATE:                WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER... Service Details for Constable Davidson Dear Members; Re:           Service Details for Constable Davidson Please see service details for Constable John Davidson... Regions 5-8 Union Meeting UNION MEETING   TO:                        ALL... Regions 5-8 Union Meeting UNION MEETING   TO:                        ALL... Constable John Davidson Dear Members, Re:  Fallen Abbotsford Police Officer Constable John Davidson Yesterday, our public safety family lost... 2017 Convention Report Package Dear Members, The 2017 Convention package is now complete, and available for download. You can find this... Region 2 West Union Meeting UNION MEETING     TO:                       ... Memorial Service Details for Paramedic Lloyd Smith Dear Members; Re:       Public Memorial Service for Paramedic Lloyd Smith Please see the information below for... Calling all heroes – The Amazing Race Canada, Season 6 Dear Members;   Please click HERE to view casting call for the 6th season of The... Provincial & Standing Committee Election Results Dear Members; Our APBC/EDBC Annual Convention was held in Richmond, BC on October 24-26, 2017. Please... Region 1 North Upcoming Union Meeting UNION MEETING    TO:                              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH                                     CUPE LOCAL 873... Region 1 South Union Meeting UNION MEETING    TO:                        ALL... Standalone Bargaining Unit Dear Members: It is with great excitement, that I inform you that Health Minister, Adrian Dix,... Convention 2017 Delegate Package Dear Delegates, Re:  Convention 2017 Delegate Package Please find included, the Convention 2017 Delegate Package and... Bulletin to Region 1 South Dear Members, BULLETIN TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF REGION ONE SOUTH There was an issue with a... Loss of Fuller and Polivka Anniversary Dear Members: RE:  Loss of Fuller and Polivka Anniversary Today marks the seven (7) year anniversary... Convention Elections & All Candidate Forum Attention:         All Members                         CUPE Local 873    Dear Members; Re:      Convention Elections &... Region 2 East – Changes and updates Hello Region 2 East: RE:  Regional Changes – 2 East There has been a recent change... Invitation for Candidates to address 873-02 Provincial Executive Candidates Invitation to attend 873-02’s Union meeting This is an invitation for all Provincial... Memorial Service for Hugh Beaudoin Dear Members; Re: Hugh Beaudoin  Anavets have organized a short service to remember and honour Hugh... Military and First Responder Discount Hi Lindsay, Thank you for reaching out to us here at lululemon’s Guest Education Centre (GEC).... Provincial and Regional Newsletters Dear Members, Please see links below for the Provincial as well as each Region’s newsletters. October... BC Lions Annual First Responders Game Dear Members;  On October 21, 2017 the BC Lions will be hosting their annual First Responders... BC Lions Annual First Responders Game Dear Members; On October 21, 2017 the BC Lions will be hosting their annual First Responders... Revised Policy Resolutions to Convention 2017 Dear Members; Please see the following link to the revised Policy Resolutions 2017 to be debated... Play For Honour Dear Members, The Honour House Hockey Tournament is a family friendly event and players of all... Adrian Oliver Memorial Run Dear Members, In November 2012, Constable Adrian Oliver, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police... APBC Facebook Group launch Dear Members: We are happy to announce that the Union has now launched an official APBC... Regional Union Meeting – Region 4 UNION MEETING    TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:               ... Union Meeting – Region 1 North UNION MEETING   TO:                        ... Provincial Presidential Candidates invited to upcoming union meeting Attention: All Members – Region 2 East   Dear Members: As you are all aware, elections... 2 West Union Meeting – Sechelt, BC UNION MEETING   TO:                        ALL... Region 2 East Union Meeting UNION MEETING   TO:                            ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 EAST            ... Salmon Arm Silverbacks Hockey Game Attention:         All Members – Region 3 & 4                ... Salmon Arm Silverbacks Hockey Game Attention:         All Members – Region 3 & 4                ... Upcoming 2 West Union Meeting UNION MEETING    TO:                        ALL... Provincial & Standing Committee Nomination Results 2017 Dear Members: Please find attached the list of nominees for the Provincial & Standing Committee positions.  No... Delegate Election Results 2017 Dear Members: Please find the attached Regional letters which detail the 2017 Convention Delegate results. Region... Timex Promotion Attention:         All Members                         CUPE Local 873   Dear Members;  Re:       TIMEX Promotion –... Timex Promotion Attention:         All Members                         CUPE Local 873   Dear Members;   Re:       TIMEX Promotion... Vancouver International Travel EXPO Attention: All Members – CUPE Local 873   Dear Members;   Re:      Vancouver International Travel EXPO... First Responder PTSD Awareness Golf Tournament Dear Members:  Please see the attached poster regarding the Friday September 8th, 2017 First Responders PTSD... First Responders PTSD Awareness Golf Tournament Dear Members: Please see the attached poster regarding the Friday September 8th, 2017 First Responders PTSD... Resolutions 2017 Dear Members; Re:   Resolutions 2017 Please find included for your consideration, the Resolutions to be debated... Region 3 – Union meeting TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – REGION 3                    ... Provincial Medical Leadership Council (PMLC) Dear Members;  I write today to provide an update on the status of the Provincial Medical... 2017 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners Dear Members; Re:  2017 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners  Morris Ebanks was a career paramedic in BC... Region 1 South Union meeting Union Meeting  October 3rd @ 1900 Ukrainian Cultural Centre 3277 Douglas Street Victoria, BC  This will... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – PEC & Standing Committees TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873 RE:                  3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL... Delegate Elections – Convention 2017 Dear Members; Please be advised that elections are now open for Convention 2017 Delegates positions. Please... August Newsletter   Dear Members; Re: August Newsletter   Please click HERE to view the August newsletter.  ... Interim Communications Director change Dear Members: Re:  Interim Communications Director update Recently, Interim Communications Director Carolyn Nikodym stepped away from... Regions 5-8 Union Meeting Dear Brothers and Sisters; REGIONS 5-8 – NOTICE OF UNION MEETING: We will be holding another... RVP Change for 2 West TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST                         CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Members; Andrew Billing resigned... PEC & Standing Committee – 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873   RE:                  1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS –... 2West Union Meeting July 2017 UNION MEETING  TO:                        ALL MEMBERS... Harvey Bull – Celebration of life Dear Members; Re: Harvey Bull – Celebration of Life Please join us as we celebrate Harvey`s... Newsletter – Region 2 East Dear Members; Please click HERE to view newsletter. Thank you, /km/MoveUp Delegates to Convention 2017 3rd & Final Call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873  Dear Sisters & Brothers:  RE:  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2017... Delegates to Convention 2017 3rd & Final Call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters & Brothers: RE:                  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2017... BC State of Emergency / Wildfire Support Dear Members, On July 8, 2017, the BC Government declared a provincial state of emergency, due... Passing of Brother Harvey Bull Dear Members; Re:      Passing of Brother Harvey Bull It is with immense sadness that I... Morris Ebanks Memorial Scholarship    Dear Members;  Re:       Morris Ebanks Memorial Scholarship We would like to remind all members... Call For Resolutions Dear Sisters and Brothers: As you are well aware, Convention 2017 is fast approaching and now... Ceremonial Unit: 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations for Exec. Positions TO:                             ALL MEMBERS – APBC/EDBC Ceremonial Unit                  ... Region 2 East Union Meeting UNION MEETING   TO:                        ... Region 2 East Union Meeting UNION MEETING   TO:                        ... Union Meeting Regions 5-8 UNION MEETING   TO:                        ... Union Meeting Regions 5-8 UNION MEETING   TO:                        ... Delegates to Convention 2017 1st and 2nd Call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters & Brothers: RE:                  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2017... Ken Riddle – 50 years of service Dear Members, Please see the following link for a story on the amazing achievement of Paramedic... Meet the New Regional Executive Good Afternoon   We wanted to update you on the recent changes to the Region 3... Member Update: Kilo car guarantee 4hr pay conditions Dear Members; Please see the attached letter of agreement between BC Emergency Health Services & Ambulance... Don Perdue – Celebration of Life Dear Members, Brother Don Perdue`s family has invited all BCAS Retirees and Active Members to join... UHR On-call Wages Dear Members; Re:  UHR On-call Wages As we have communicated to your previously, there are now... Union Meeting Region 4 UNION MEETING  TO:                            ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                ... Region 1 South – Upcoming Union Meeting Attention:       All Members – Region 1 South                ... Team Canada – Rallye Rejviz International Medical Rescue Competition Attention:      All Members                     CUPE Local... Regions 5-8 Union Meeting UNION MEETING    TO:                        ... Tony Sunderland Anniversary Attention:          All Members                  ... Paramedic Ride Closing Ceremony Dear Members; In commemoration of the 2017 British Columbia Paramedic Ride, you are invited to attend... Fire Chief Cassidy’s Service Dear Members; Following the tragic passing of Cache Creek Fire Chief Clayton Cassidy, please see the... National Paramedic Week Dear Members; Re:       National Paramedic Week This week is National Paramedic Week.  In BC we have... 2017 Regional Election results Dear Members: Please find the attached Regional letters, which detail the 2017 Regional Election results  –              ... R1N Shop Stewards Conference Call   May 2017, 1900 hrs.     Region 1 North     Shop Stewards Conferece Call... Sullivan Mine Anniversary Attention:      All Members                     CUPE Local 873... BCEHS email use for payroll Dear Members,   Due to the recent ransomware virus, BCEHS has quarantined all personal emails so... R1N April Meeting REGION 1 NORTH GENERAL UNION MEETING April 24, 2017 Comfort Inn Campbell River, B.C. ISSUE/TOPIC ACTION/DECISION... R1N April meeting Minutes REGION 1 NORTH GENERAL UNION MEETING April 24, 2017 Comfort Inn Campbell River, B.C ISSUE/TOPIC ACTION/DECISION... Kinder Morgan Canada’s Spring 2017 Responder Newsletter Please click HERE to view poster Thanks, /km/MoveUp 2017 Provincial Election – Candidate Responses Dear Members; With the provincial election closing tomorrow, it’s not too late to reach out and speak... Retirement Party Please see attached poster  Randall and Lehna retirement poster.pdf /km/MoveUp 2017 Regional Elections Open & Nomination Results Dear Sisters & Brothers: Please be advised that elections are now open for Regional positions. Please... President’s Update – Upcoming Elections Dear Members, With the provincial election fast approaching, I want to encourage every member to get... Registration for BC Paramedic Memorial Ride Dear Members; Further to our last notice, the Paramedic Ride will take place over four days,... Registration for BC Paramedic Memorial Ride Dear Members; Further to our last notice, the Paramedic Ride will take place over four days,... February 2017 R1N Meeting February 16, 2017 Ramada Inn Duncan, B.C. ISSUE/TOPIC ACTION/DECISION Member sign-in  ***No Quorum***          25 required... PACE 2017 – Paramedicine Across Canada Expo Dear Members,   Please see attached information regarding upcoming PACE Event.   Click HERE to view... Union Shifts EOI Dear Members; The Union is seeking an expression of interest from members to fill Union shifts... UHR Unit Chief Update Dear Members: We are writing with further information, specifically for Unit Chiefs, about the implementation of... PAC Awards of Excellence Program Dear Members; The Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) has created a National Awards Program that will... UHR Update Dear Members, We write further to our last update about the implementation of Universal Hourly Rate... Regional Elections – 3rd & Final Call for Nominations TO:                           ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873    Dear Sisters & Brothers:   RE:                            NOMINATIONS FOR... Member Update – Public Relations Campaign Dear Members, Last week we launched our newest public relations campaign, ‘Imagine a World with More... Member Update – Public Relations Campaign Dear Members, Last week we launched our newest public relations campaign, ‘Imagine a World with More... Vancouver Island PARTY Program Dear Members, Please see the following from the Vancouver Island PARTY program. The Vancouver Island P.A.R.T.Y.... Vancouver Island PARTY program Dear Members, Please see the following from the Vancouver Island PARTY program. The Vancouver Island P.A.R.T.Y.... BC Paramedics Launch New Campaign (Vancouver, British Columbia) March 28, 2017 –Today, the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of British Columbia CUPE Local 873... Campaign Launch Dear Members; The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC are a dynamic organization of professionals. On... Member Update – PSPP Issue Dear Members; The Executive have been advised by the BCGEU that discussions between the Plan Partners... Grassroots Paramedic Initiative Dear Members;  Last November 2016, the Union sent out a member update regarding the independent grassroots... Regional Elections – 1st and 2nd Call for Nominations TO:                           ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873   Dear Sisters & Brothers:   RE:                            NOMINATIONS FOR... Regional Elections – 1st and 2nd Call for Nominations TO:                           ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873   Dear Sisters & Brothers:   RE:                            NOMINATIONS FOR... 1st and 2nd Call for Nominations TO:                             ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                                     CUPE Local 873 Dear Sisters & Brothers:  ... 1st and 2nd Call for Nominations TO:                             ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH                  ... Member Update – PSPP Issue Dear Members; The Executive continues to work on this issue with our lawyers and actuary.  We... Passing of Brother Roger Cecil Gibson Dear Members; It is with great regret I pass on to you the loss of our... Region 1 North Union Meeting   UNION MEETING   Dear Members:    TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH                            CUPE... New Canadian Paramedic Profile Dear Members:  Please find attached the new Canadian Paramedic Profile (formally the NOCP’s) that we have... Canadian Paramedic Profile Dear Members: Please find attached the new Canadian Paramedic Profile (formally the NOCP’s) that we have... Passing of Brother John Robert (Bob) Knezacky Dear Members;  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brother John Robert... Morris Ebanks Memorial Scholarship 2017 AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS OF BC & EMERGENCY DISPATCHERSCUPE LOCALS 873 & 873-02MORRIS EBANKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  2017 SCHOLARSHIPTERMS... Morris Ebanks Memorial Scholarship 2017 AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS OF BC & EMERGENCY DISPATCHERSCUPE LOCALS 873 & 873-02/03MORRIS EBANKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  2017 SCHOLARSHIPTERMS... Morris Ebanks Memorial Scholarship 2016 AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS OF BC & EMERGENCY DISPATCHERSCUPE LOCALS 873 & 873-02/03MORRIS EBANKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  2017 SCHOLARSHIPTERMS... Calling All Members! Dear Members; We recently made our members aware that we are in the process of constructing... Strategic Public Relations Dear Members; Through direction from our membership, key stakeholders, and with a view to enhancing our... Upcoming Union Meeting   UNION MEETING   TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 (EAST)                              CUPE LOCAL 873... Expression of Interest for Ceremonial Unit Dear Members; There will be a selection process for the APBC/EDBC Ceremonial Unit (Honour Guard) for... 2014 MOU Binding Interest Arbitration Ruling Dear Members: As you are aware, the Union and Employer have been in recent discussions to... Provincial Executive Board Reports Dear Members: Recently the Provincial Executive Board met for a regularly scheduled two day meeting. During... Universal Hourly Rate Implementation. Dear Members:  As we approach the implementation date of Universal Hourly Rate (UHR), we expect there... Region 2 West Union Meeting – March 1, 2017 UNION MEETING     TO:                      ... Important Update on Your Pension Dear Members; This is a follow up to recent information regarding your pension. Your Executive continues... Important Updated on Your Pension Dear Members; This is a follow up to recent information regarding your pension. Your Executive continues... Paramedic Memorial Ride 2017 Dear Members; Ready, set, go!!!  This year the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC will... Connections in First Responder Mental Health Dear Members: Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Badge of Life Canada will be hosting a conference titled:... Carol Schlamp Dear Members; Today marks the 24th anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Carol Schlamp.  Carol... Important Information on Your Pension Dear Members: The Union has been made aware that the Public Service Pension Plan partners, the... Passing of Brother Bob Hubbard Dear Members; Bob (Robert) James Hubbard It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden... Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017 Dear Members: Want to help end the stigma? On January 25th, Bell Let’s Talk campaign takes... Passing of Brother Roland (Rus) Russell Dear Members; It is with sadness we are informing you of the loss of retired member... Lost on Arrival: Me, the Mounties and PTSD Dear Members: Please see link below to learn more about the upcoming documentary on CBC regarding... Canucks hockey tickets opportunity Dear Members: The Vancouver Canucks are offering all First Responders and their families and friends a... 22nd Anniversary of MedEvac Flight C-GPUN Dear Members: Today marks the twenty-second (22) anniversary of the tragic loss of MedEvac Flight C-GPUN.... Media Tracking – December 2016 Dear Members; Following is a list of all news articles referencing the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency... 2017 Platoon Calendars Dear Members; Re:      2017 Platoon Calendars  We are pleased to inform you the 2017 Platoon calendars... Station Level Elections 2017 – Shop Steward and Safety Representative Dear Members: I hope you had a great holiday season and enjoyed some down time.? The... Media Coverage – December, 2016 Dear Members, Following is a list of all news articles referencing the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency... Station Safety Representive Elections Dear Members: I hope each and every one of you have had a safe holiday season... President’s Update Dear Members; Your Executive has been very busy on a number of different fronts, we thought... Provincial Recording Secretary – Election Results Dear Members: In accordance with Bylaw 13d.3 a by-election for the position of Provincial Recording Secretary... Region 1 North Meeting – Parksville Dec.5/16 Deceember 5, 2016 Bayside Inn, Parksville Regional Executive in attendance: John Hosie (Out-going FT-RVP), Greg Heyes... Provincial Recording Secretary – Nomination Results Dear Members;  In accordance with Bylaw 13d.3 a by-election for the position of Provincial Recording Secretary has been... Street Capital – Preferred Mortgage Rates Dear Members; The Paramedic Association of Canada has officially launched its latest member benefit through our... Street Capital – Preferred Mortgage Rates Dear Members; The Paramedic Association of Canada has officially launched its latest member benefit through our... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – Provincial Recording Secretary Dear Members:  As required by our Bylaws, this is the Third (3rd) and Final call for nominations for the role... Union Meeting Notice UNION MEETING     TO:                      ... CSA Community Paramedic Standard Z1630 Dear Members;  Please see the following link to view a draft public review copy of the... Grassroots Initiative – Collective Bargaining Act SHOP STEWARDS PLEASE POST Dear Members; We are aware of, and support the grassroots initiative coming... Expression of Interest: Social Media Director Dear Members; The Provincial Executive Committee is now inviting expression of interest from Union members to... Memorandum of Understanding Discussions Dear Members; On November 14th we updated you on Vince Ready’s decision to continue with discussions... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Provincial Recording Secretary Dear Members:  As required by our Bylaws, this is the FIRST (1st) & SECOND (2nd) call for nominations for the role... Provincial Secretary Treasurer – Election Results Dear Members: In accordance with Bylaw 13d.3 a by-election for the position of Provincial Secretary Treasurer... Memorandum of Understanding – Ready Process Dear Members; This is an update further to my past reports on the Memorandum of Understanding/ Ready... Fentanyl for First Responders Dear Members, Please see the following link for information on responder safety on the fentanyl crisis.... Provincial Secretary Treasurer – Nomination Results Dear Members; In accordance with Bylaw 13d.3 a by-election for the position of Provincial Secretary Treasurer... Region 1 North Meeting Minutes               REGION 1 NORTH GENERAL UNION MEETING September 14, 2016... 2016 Convention Report Package Dear Members, The 2016 Convention package is now complete, and available for download. You can find... First Responder Market Research Dear Members:  RE:  First Responder Market Research The BC First Responders Mental Health Committee is planning... 3rd & Final Call – Provincial Secretary Treasurer Dear Members: As required by our Bylaws, this is the Third (3rd) and Final call for... Build Resilience & Drive Performance – Justice Institute Event Dear Members;   Please see the attached information pamphlet containing all details for the upcoming “Build... Union Meeting: Monday Dec. 5, 2016 TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 (NORTH)                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:                MONDAY DECEMBER 5,... Expression of Interest: Interim Communications Director Ambulance Paramedics of BC / Emergency Dispatchers of BC – CUPE Local 873 ** SHOP STEWARDS... Holiday Selection 2017 – Transfer Fleet To:       Vancouver Post – All Stations                                          HOLIDAY SELECTION 2017 PLEASE POST   Tuesday, November 22,... Holiday Selection 2017 – Transfer Fleet To:       Vancouver Post – All Stations                                          HOLIDAY SELECTION 2017 PLEASE POST   Tuesday, November 22,... Holiday Selection 2017 To:       Vancouver Post – All Stations                                          HOLIDAY SELECTION 2017 PLEASE POST   Tuesday, November 22,... Holiday Selection 2017 To:       Fraser – Stations 202, 203, 205, 206 and 215        HOLIDAY SELECTION 2017   PLEASE... Holiday Selections 2017 To:       Victoria – All Stations                      ... 4th Annual Adrian Oliver Memorial Run Dear Members, Please see the attached notice regarding the 4th Annual Adrian Oliver Memorial Run to take... Ivan Polivka and Jo-Ann Fuller Dear Members; Today marks the six (6) year anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Ivan... News Article Featuring Dr. Del Dorscheid Dear Members;   In light of the ongoing narcan epidemic, our medical consultant Dr. Del Dorscheid... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations: Provincial Secretary Treasurer Dear Members, As required by our Bylaws, this is the FIRST (1st) & SECOND (2nd) call... Tom Manz Retirement Dear Members; Following convention, during our Provincial Executive Board meeting, Secretary Treasurer, Tom Manz announced his... Union Meeting: Sept. 28, 2016     TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 (EAST)                            CUPE LOCAL 873     DATE:               ... Ceremonial Unit Bootcamp Invite Dear Members: The Ambulance Paramedics of BC – Ceremonial Unit will be conducting a basic drill... September Regional Union Meeting TO:                 ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 (WEST)  ... Communications Committee Dear Members: Re:   Communications Committee Survey As you may know, acting on the direction of a... CUPE Local 40 – Potential Labour Dispute Dear Members: We have been advised of a potential labour dispute between Gate Gourmet and Local... Expression of Interest: BCEHS Critical Incident Stress Peer Team Dear Members, The Peer Critical Incident Stress Management team is now accepting applications for more peer... Expression of Interest: Web Administrator Date Posted: August 15, 2016 Closing Date: September 5, 2016 Position:         Website... Provincial & Standing Committee Nominations Dear Members: Please find attached the list of nominees for the Provincial & Standing Committee positions. ... Region 1 North Union Meeting UNION MEETING   TO:                        ... Region 5-8 Union meeting (2 of 2) August 4, 2016   DEAR MEMBERS:   5-8 APBC REGIONAL UNION  MEETING   DATE:                    TUESDAY, AUGUST 23,... Region 5-8 Union Meeting # 1 (of 2) August 4, 2016 DEAR MEMBERS:   5-8 APBC REGIONAL UNION  MEETING   DATE:                    THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016... Resolutions to Convention 2016 Dear Members; Re:   Resolutions 2016 Please find included for your consideration, the Resolutions to be debated... Delegate Election Results 2016 Dear Members: Re:   Delegate Election Results 2016   Please find the attached Regional letters which detail... Suicide Prevention Webinar Dear members, Re:  Free Webinar on Suicide Prevention for First Responders   The Mental Health Commission... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – Provincial & Standing Committees Dear Members: RE:                            3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL & STANDING COMMITTEES This is... Delegate Elections – Convention 2016 Dear members;   RE:                            DELEGATE ELECTIONS   Please note that Delegate Nominations to Convention 2016 have now... CPHWS Invitation to Participate Dear Members: Dr. Renée MacPhee (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Steven Fischer (University of Waterloo) have asked... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Provincial & Standing Committees Dear Members: RE:                            1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL & STANDING COMMITTEES This is... Burnaby united against ambulance cuts BURNABY—Burnaby City Council is sending the BC government a strong message – stop putting people’s lives...

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B.C. woman waited 1 hour for help after suffering a stroke, family says Former New Westminster city councilor Lorrie Williams waited more than an hour for an ambulance to... Provincial Posting Process Dear Members; We have received a number of questions surrounding the provincial posting process and application... Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, September 19, 2022 Dear Members: Re: Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, September 19, 2022 On September 13,... Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, September 19, 2022 Dear Members: Re: Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, September 19, 2022 On September 13,... IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS TO YOUR RIGHT TO REFUSE UNSAFE WORK On March 30, 2022, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to Part 3 of the Occupational... BC PARAMEDICS LEADERSHIP MEETING COMMUNITY LEADERS AT 2022 UBCM For Immediate Release BC PARAMEDICS LEADERSHIP MEETING COMMUNITY LEADERS AT 2022 UBCM Whistler, BC – As... Code 3 Newsletter September 2022 https://www.apbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Code-3-Newsletter-September-2022-.pdf Pay rates for many BC Paramedics are stuck in a previous era Please click on the link below to listen to the Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=1241365830&i=1000578068349 /km/MoveUp Peace Region struggles with paramedic staffing shortages There have been multiple recent incidents in BC when patients have died due to a shortage of ambulance staff.... Rural B.C. mayors threaten to withhold tax dollars if health-care concerns not heard Rural B.C. mayors are fed up with slow ambulance responses and persistent emergency room closures have... B.C. premier cites ambulance ‘investment’ as he addresses infant death Premier John Horgan said he was heartbroken by the recent death of an infant while waiting for... August 29, 2022: Ambulances Sitting Empty in Northern BC. August 29, 2022: Ambulances Sitting Empty in Northern BC. The Ambulance Paramedics of BC (www.apbc.ca) continue... President to Member Update August 29, 2022 Dear Members, Re: President to Member Update August 29, 2022 Over the last few weeks, your... Provincial & Standing Committee Nomination Results Dear Members; Re:    Provincial & Standing Committee Nomination Results Please find attached the list of nominees... Staffing shortages left Maple Ridge with zero ambulances Saturday morning Staffing shortages at the B.C. Ambulance Service left the city of Maple Ridge with no ambulances to answer... “Deplorable”: BC paramedics warn of significant weekend delays The union representing paramedics in BC is warning that there aren’t enough staff to cope with... Changes could be coming to address ambulance shortages https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/81b89c8a-217f-11ed-a23b-0242ac110007/?jwsource=cl 10,168 OVERDOSE DEATHS recorded since 2016 For Immediate Release: August 19, 2022: 10,168 OVERDOSE DEATHS recorded since 2016 Since the opioid drug... Paramedics see jump in “serious” calls, putting more strain on ailing health care system Code purple and red, used for life-threatening calls, are on the rise in B.C. That’s more... Ceremonial Unit – Expression of Interest https://www.apbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Expression-of-Interest-2022.pdf   BC Ambulance needs to step up so Prince Rupert firefighters can step back – City Council Driving ambulances keeps firefighters from main task, services should be invoiced – Chief Beckwith K-J MILLAR... Member Update – Bargaining 2022   Further to previous member updates and monthly newsletters, our notice of intention to not renew... MOA Expedited Job Posting Process for Summer 2022 Relocation Package Code 3 Newsletter August 2022 https://www.apbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/APBC-Code3Aug-2022.pdf   Elections Open – Delegates to Convention 2022 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends;   Re:       Elections – Delegate to Convention 2022 Please be advised... Submit a Candidates Biography The Submit a Candidates Biography section on our website is still in development.  If you wish... Ashcroft woman dies of cardiac arrest after no ambulance or ER available Sunday An Ashcroft woman who lived in a seniors home a block away from the hospital and... 1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL & STANDING COMMITTEES July 2022 TO:                 ALL MEMBERS                        CUPE LOCAL... CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS – July 2022 TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear , As you are well aware, Convention 2022... Member Update RE: Recent Arbitration Awards  July 2022 July 15, 2022 Dear : On June 28 and July 11, 2022, the parties concluded two... Additional Mental Health and Wellness Supports   To:       All BCEHS Employees/Ambulance Paramedics of BC CUPE Local 873 Members From:   Leanne... DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2022 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO:             ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:             DELEGATES TO CONVENTION... Code 3 Newsletter July 2022 Provincial President Message July 2022 Full Newsletter Here  June brought many of the same challenges and frustrations... Statement on Honourable John Horgan’s future as Premier of British Columbia     June 30, 2022 Dear Members, Following Premier John Horgan’s statement on his decision not... Saanich Incident – June 28, 2022           2W – Regional Union Meeting Zoom Link here Retired BCAS Unit Chief asks for a fact check By: JILL HAYWARDJun. 16, 2022 5:30 p.m. To the editor; I am writing in response to... Bargaining Survey June 28, 2022 Dear Members, Please see the link below for an important survey regarding our... Sun Peaks could use more ambulance service, mayor pushing for hybrid model KAMLOOPS — Despite recent paramedic shortages that have left one ambulance to serve Kamloops one night,... Morris Ebanks Scholarship Attention: All Members CUPE Local 873 Dear Members; Re: Morris Ebanks Scholarship 2022 We are pleased... BCEHS will deploy its first electric vehicles in 2022/23. BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) will deploy its first electric vehicles in 2022/23. APBC has been... National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 2022 Click here for More Date: June 20, 2022                 ... 25% off @ Mark’s for members of CUPE June 19th – July 2nd EXCLUSIVE LIMITED TIME SAVINGS Mark’s is proud to be your footwear/uniform supplier. We’r e excited to... ACP Overtime Submissions in Metro areas   Date: June 15,                         ... Covid19 Information CurrentCovid19 continues to be a part of our workplace, and precautions are still in place to... Service Delivery in BC Every corner of BC is suffering from unprecedented staffing, recruitment and retention issues. We do not... DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2022 1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE: DELEGATES TO CONVENTION... APBC Forms BCEHS Forms Work Allocation Guide BCAS.ca Webmail Platoon Calendar Generator Platoon / Team / Pay Calendar Change your BCAS Password Canadian NOCP – Paramedic Competencies Lower Mainland Dispatch Resource Site Seniority Lists License Maintenance Summaries APBC Swag Store PHSA Learning Hub EMALB Continuing Competence App Union Meeting Minutes BCAS & EHSC Job Postings BCAS Administration Website 2W – REGIONAL UNION MEETING         Thursday June 21st,  2022 REGIONAL UNION MEETING TO:         ... Royal Inland Hospital faces severe staffing shortages Positions have not been filled’: Few paramedics to provide care in Kamloops KAMLOOPS — As Royal... Code 3 Newsletter May 2022 Click HERE for this month’s newsletter. I will try to capture and put the current state of our... New APBC Website Launch June 13th Dear Members, New APBC Website Launch June 13th.   APBC is launching a revamped website on... KTW Kamloops this Week news article Last-minute callout helps Kamloops avoid a night without ambulances on road Kamloops was apparently hours away... Radio NL news story UPDATE – BCEHS issues call out for paramedics to work in Kamloops Tuesday night First it... EOI Dear Members, Expression of Interest for National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) In recognition of the upcoming... Other Agreement/New Support for On-call and Remote Communities Dear Members: Member Update Re: Other Agreement/New Support for On-call and Remote Communities  As members are... Monthly Shop Steward Learning Series Re: Monthly Shop Steward Learning Series Join Dustin Jackson May 31st for the monthly Shop Steward... Region 4 Union Meeting Notice REGIONAL UNION MEETING   TO:                              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                                     CUPE LOCAL 873  DATE:                        ... Regional Union Meeting Notice May 17, 2022 REGIONAL UNION MEETING  TO:          ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2... Bargaining Update Dear Members, Please see the attached link for a video Bargaining Update. In putting the update... Sullivan Mine Anniversary May 17, 2022  Dear Members, Re:  Sullivan Mine Anniversary Today we mark the anniversary of the... Paramedics honour fallen with Victoria memorial ceremony Paramedics honour fallen with Victoria memorial ceremony The paramedic memorial outside the B.C. legislature is adorned... BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU) Events – Victoria, BC May 5, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  National Nurses’ Week Events – Victoria, BC We have been... Union Meeting Notice – May 30th May 4, 2022 REGIONAL UNION MEETING  TO:                ALL MEMBERS... 32nd Anniversary of loss of Paramedic Unit Chief Theresa Bond May 4, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  32nd Anniversary of loss of Paramedic Unit Chief Theresa Bond... Reminder – ECCC & Diversity Chair EOIs close today May 4, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Reminder – Expression of Interest Positions Close Today We wanted... Joint Memo – Unit Chief Selection Process Update May 3, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Unit Chief Selection Process Update Due to... Supporting a Worker’s Right to Operate a Clean Energy Vehicle April 22, 2022  Re:  Supporting a Worker’s Right to Operate a Clean Energy Vehicle (RTOCEV) This... Ntl Occupational Standards for Paramedics – Call for Working Groups April 28, 2022  Dear Members, Re:  National Occupational Standards for Paramedics – Call for membership of... National Day of Mourning April 28, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  National Day of Mourning Today we recognize the National Day... Frontline Healthcare Heroes – Day at the Movies April 27, 2022 Dear Members, Frontline Healthcare Heroes Day at the Movies – May 1st, 2022... Frontline Healthcare Heroes – Day at the Movies April 27, 2022 Dear Members, Frontline Healthcare Heroes Day at the Movies – May 1st, 2022... Code 3 Newsletter April 2022  Many of you have reached out on the many current issues we are facing, and I... Member Update – Earth Day 2022 April 22, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Supporting a Worker’s Right to Operate a Clean Energy Vehicle... 2022 Regional Election Results April 21, 2022 TO:      ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:     ... 2021 Toxic Drug Overdose Deaths British Columbia saw over 2,200 overdose deaths in 2021, an increase of over 26%. That means... Mental Health & Wellness Every day, Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers are on the frontlines of prehospital care in BC.... What we do Located in British Columbia(BC), Canada, the British Columbia Emergency Health Service(BCEHS) is the province of BC’s... Sooke seeks better ambulance coverage; crews often called to other Sooke seeks better ambulance coverage; crews often called to other jurisdictions Ambulance service needs to keep... Joint Memo – Passing of Natalie Pascus Dear Members, Re:  Passing of Natalie Pascus It is with a profound sense of loss today... Sirens for Life – Annual Canadian Blood Services Donation Drive Dear Members, Re:  Sirens for Life – Annual Canadian Blood Services Donation Drive As you may... Member Update – April 1, 2022 ESA Changes Dear Members, RE:  Member Update – April 1, 2022 ESA Changes In September 2019 the Parties... B.C. paramedics seeking enhanced mental-health benefits B.C. paramedics seeking enhanced mental-health benefits Paramedics in British Columbia are seeking increased mental-health support and... Member Update – Russia’s attack on Ukraine Dear Members,  Member message and update regarding Russia’s attack on Ukrain  As you all know, there... Member Update – Russia’s attack on the Ukraine Dear Members,  Member message and update regarding Russia’s attack on Ukrain  As you all know, there... Concern, disappointment & optimism:Health-care unions react to budget Concern, disappointment and optimism: Health-care unions react to B.C. budget Three of the province’s most high-profile... Joint Memo – Improving scheduling, deployment and payroll February 22, 2022  Dear Members, Re: Joint Memo – Improving Employee scheduling, deployment and payroll We... Joint Memo – Improving scheduling, deployment and payroll February 22, 2022 Dear Members, Re: Joint Memo – Improving Employee scheduling, deployment and payroll We... Bowen ambulance service outages ignite calls for improved service Bowen Island ambulance service outages ignite calls for improved service in remote communities Island community has... BC police, first responders brace for staffing impacts of Omicron B.C. police, first responders brace for staffing impacts of Omicron surge Police and other first responders... BC paramedics respond to 50 hypothermia, frostbite calls in four days B.C. paramedics respond to 50 hypothermia, frostbite calls in four days Paramedics have responded to 50... 95-year-old Vancouver man waits six hours for paramedics to arrive 95-year-old Vancouver man waits six hours for paramedics to arrive A 95-year-old man is recovering tonight... Member Update – UHR A1.03 Application Dear Members, Re:  Member Update – UHR A1.03 Application As you may be aware, on July... Member Update – Geographic Change to Off-Car Unit Chiefs Dear Members, Re:  Member Update – Geographic Change to Off-Car Unit Chiefs As you are aware,... Safe Respectful Workplace Initiatives Joint Memo Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Safe Respectful Workplace Initiatives All BCEHS members have the right... Paramedics in Central Okanagan overworked, understaffed: union Paramedics in Central Okanagan overworked, understaffed: union Just one ambulance crew showed up at the start... B.C. paramedics’ union on shift with only 1 staffed ambulance ‘Extreme’: B.C. paramedics’ union on shift with only 1 staffed ambulance in Vancouver The union representing paramedics... Member Update – Alpha Shift Premium Application Dear Members: RE:  Member Update – Alpha Shift Premium Application As you may be aware, in... Bowen Island ambulance service outages calls for improved service Bowen Island ambulance service outages ignite calls for improved service in remote communities Island community has... Memo – ShiftWell App to support mental wellness January 27, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Introducing ShiftWell App to support mental wellness... Memo: Communications Update January 27, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Communications Director & Website Administrator Positions An expression for interest... Upcoming Shop Steward Learning Series Session January 21, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Shop Steward Learning Series – January 25th, 2022 As you... Upcoming Shop Steward Learning Series Session January 21, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Shop Steward Learning Series – January 25th, 2022 As you... BC ambulance paramedics record one million ambulance responses in 2021 For Immediate Release – January 17, 2022 BC ambulance paramedics record one million ambulance responses in... Data shows calls have increased drastically year over year For Immediate Release – January 17, 2022  BC ambulance paramedics record one million ambulance responses in... Up to 50 per cent of ambulances unstaffed in B.C.’s Lower Mainland Up to 50 per cent of ambulances unstaffed in B.C.’s Lower Mainland this week During a... 90-Day Notice Regarding APBC Email Addresses Dear Members, RE:  90-Day Notice to Membership regarding APBC email addresses During the 2021 Convention and... Wounded Warriors Canada – Warrior Kids Virtual Program January 5, 2022 Dear Members, Re:  Wounded Warriors Canada – Warrior Kids Virtual Program We are... Joint Memo – Scope of Practice Changes Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Announced changes in scope of practice for paramedics, emergency medical... Honour House AGM Memo 2021 Dear Members, Re:       Honour House Society 2021 AGM The Honour House Society is a non-profit organization... Changes made to enhance emergency care for British Columbians Changes made to enhance emergency care for British Columbians Please click HERE to listen to the... No paramedics on duty in Kitwanga No paramedics on duty in Kitwanga The provincial ambulance service is sending crews from Terrace and... British Columbia expanding live-saving tools available British Columbia expanding live-saving tools available to first responders VANCOUVER — Those who first respond to... Province not doing enough to address shortage of 911 Province not doing enough to address shortage of 911, ambulance dispatchers: critics “Although we welcome these... An Indigenous Paramedic on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic An Indigenous Paramedic on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic his article is one in... Ministry of Health Announcements on Scope of Practice changes December 3, 2021 Dear Members, Re:  Ministry of Health Announcements on Scope of Practice changes Today... Paramedics in northern B.C. slam solution ‘One-size-fits-all’: Paramedics in northern B.C. slam solution to staffing shortages Paramedics in northern British Columbia are... Helicopter ambulance service reaches a one-year milestone. Helicopter ambulance service reaches a one-year milestone. PRINCE GEORGE – It has been just over a... Two Executives who oversaw BC heat dome response took new roles Top ambulance executives who oversaw disastrous response to B.C. heat dome quietly took new roles VANCOUVER... Paramedic shortages hurting harder in northern B.C. Paramedic shortages hurting harder in northern B.C. Province-wide paramedic shortage between 20 and 30 per cent,... Public Service Pension Plan – Improved Benefits December 1, 2021 Dear Members,                         Public Service Pension Plan – Improved Benefits for Ambulance Paramedics... Joint Memo – Survey: Five Resilience Factors (5RF) Resource Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Survey: Five Resilience Factors (5RF) Resource The mental wellbeing, health... Transporting COVID Patients Tough Job for Paramedics Carolina de Ryk speaks to a Prince George paramedic about the difficulty of transporting COVID positive... More ambulance-fire integration? More ambulance-fire integration? B.C. officials poised to make announcement VANCOUVER –  The shocking death toll and... Clinton ambulance station changes called ‘significant improvement’ Clinton ambulance station changes called ‘significant improvement’ Paramedic delegation Troy Clifford, president of the Ambulance Paramedics... Paramedics are understaffed by up to 40% Paramedics are understaffed by up to 40% Audio interview with President, Troy Clifford. Follow link to... More ambulance-fire integration? More ambulance-fire integration? B.C. officials poised to make announcement VANCOUVER –  The shocking death toll and... More ambulance-fire integration? More ambulance-fire integration? B.C. officials poised to make announcement VANCOUVER –  The shocking death toll and... PG paramedics have responded to nearly 1,100 overdose calls in 2021 PG paramedics have responded to nearly 1,100 overdose calls in 2021 Paramedics in Prince George are... Member Update – Evolving State of Emergency & Flooding November 15, 2021 Dear Members, Current Evolving State of Emergency and Flooding Inconceivable rainfall and flooding... CKNW Leadership Series: Troy Clifford CKNW Leadership Series: Troy Clifford It has been an extremely challenging year for paramedics as BC... B.C. family doctor shortage impacting 911 service and ambulance waits B.C. family doctor shortage impacting 911 service and ambulance waits VANCOUVER –  Delays for 911 emergency... B.C. paramedics understaffed by up to 40 per cent daily B.C. paramedics understaffed by up to 40 per cent daily due to burnout, injuries, vacancies VANCOUVER... Retired nurse did CPR on friend for 30 minutes while waiting Retired nurse says she did CPR on her friend for around 30 minutes while waiting for... Ambulance delays prompt calls for more Okanagan paramedics Ambulance delays prompt calls for more Okanagan paramedics On the same day that there was a... Few Anti-vax paramedics Anti-vaccine paramedics unlikely to get much help from their union BC paramedics refusing to get vaccinated... Impact of heat dome on BC ambulance and dispatchers ‘They were pleading for help’: Impact of heat dome on B.C. ambulance and dispatchers Troy Clifford,... Member Update – Passing of Terry McBratney Dear Members,  Re:   Joint Memo – Passing of Terry McBratney It is with a profound sense... Memo: Tickets Available – BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks – Nov 19th Dear Members, Re:  Tickets Available – BC Lions vs. Edmonton Elks – November 19th CUPE BC... Convention Election Results 2021 Dear Members; Re:    Provincial & Standing Committee Election Results Elections were held at Convention 2021 this... More than 4,000 health-care workers remain unvaccinated ‘Solemn day’ for B.C. as thousands of health-care workers defy vaccination deadline Those who choose not... Despite New Measures, Callers Still Face Long Waits for Ambulances Despite New Measures, Callers Still Face Long Waits for Ambulances After a deadly Smithers car crash,... Ambulance boost cheered Paramedics union welcomes expanded funding and service across Thompson-Okanagan The rollout of expanded ambulance service in... Langley’s ambulances are among the slowest in BC Langley’s ambulances are among the slowest in BC Every minute counts, but Langley’s ambulances are two... B.C. woman takes taxi to hospital after lengthy ambulance delay ‘The service isn’t there’: B.C. woman takes taxi to hospital after lengthy ambulance delay A Saanichton,... PHO Order – Healthcare Vaccination Status Information October 15, 2021   Dear Members, Re:  Order of the Provincial Health Officer – COVID-19 Vaccination... Call wait times for 9-1-1 grow, Ecomm says BCEHS is to blame Call wait times for 9-1-1 grow, Ecomm says BCEHS is to blame VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) —... BC senior dies after family calls 911, waits 33 minutes for ambulance ‘He would still be alive if help arrived on time’: B.C. senior dies after family calls... Ambulance station getting full time paramedics Ambulance station getting full time paramedics https://www.burnslakelakesdistrictnews.com/news/ambulance-station-getting-full-time-paramedics/   The president of the union representing paramedics and... family faced difficulty getting an ambulance ‘Mom, I can’t get ahold of anybody at 911’: B.C. family faces difficulty getting ambulance for... Joint Memo: 13.03 – Collective Agreement Error/Omission Dear Members: Re:  Joint Memo – 13.03 – Collective Agreement Error/Omission Following a thorough review of... Past Breaking Point with Ambulance Paramedics of BC Past Breaking Point with Ambulance Paramedics of BC This summer’s heat dome on the West Coast... CUPE 1136 bylaw officers lauded for quick action in saving man’s life CUPE 1136 bylaw officers lauded for quick action in saving man’s life https://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_1136_bylaw_officers_lauded_for_quick_action_in_saving_man_s_life TIMELY INTERVENTION–Summerland bylaw... CUPE 1136 bylaw officers lauded for quick action in saving man’s life CUPE 1136 bylaw officers lauded for quick action in saving man’s life TIMELY INTERVENTION–Summerland bylaw officers... Bolstered ambulance funding welcomed in Pemberton Bolstered ambulance funding welcomed in Pemberton Eight full-time paramedics ‘a big improvement,’ but challenges remain New... Paramedics union supports COVID-19 vaccine mandate Paramedics union supports COVID-19 vaccine mandate KAMLOOPS — The provincial health order earlier this week to... Ambulance union wants more community paramedics in cities Ambulance union wants more community paramedics in cities like Richmond Community paramedics are in rural and... Member Update – Monthly Shop Steward Training Sessions Dear Members, Re:  Monthly Shop Steward Training Sessions Thank you to everyone who joined our August... Daughter says Parksville, B.C. man died while family on hold with 911 Daughter says Parksville, B.C. man died while family on hold with 911 for 30 min VICTORIA... Member Update – Vaccinations Dear Members, Re:  Member Update – Vaccinations We have received inquiries around the Provincial Health Officer... Region 2 East Union Meeting Notice Dear Members, UNION MEETING    TO:                      ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 EAST         ... Union Of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention 2021 Dear Members; Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)  As you are aware, each year the Ambulance... Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 10, 2021 UBCM: Ambulance paramedics urge local leaders to help update... Region 4 Union Meeting Notice UNION MEETING   TO:                      ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:                 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER... ‘My last straw’: Vancouver paramedic on brink of quitting ‘My last straw’: Vancouver paramedic on brink of quitting due to hospital protests A Vancouver paramedic... Joint Memo – Temporary Renewal of COVID-19 Surge Resources September 2, 2021 Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Temporary Renewal of COVID-19 Surge Resources As... Communications Director Expression of Interest September 2, 2021 Dear Members, Re:  Communications Director Resignation After considerable reflection, it is with mixed... Joint Memo – COVID-19 vaccination information and resources September 1, 2021  Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – COVID-19 vaccination information and resources Recently, Provincial... Joint Memo – National Truth and Reconciliation Day September 1, 2021  Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – National Truth and Reconciliation Day, September 30,... 2021 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners September 1, 2021  Dear Members, Re:  2021 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners Morris Ebanks was a career... B.C. first-responders gearing up for blast of hot temperatures B.C. first-responders gearing up for blast of hot temperatures VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — First-responders are anticipating... How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves This summer’s extreme heatwave in western Canada... Resolutions to Convention 2021 August 26, 2021  Dear Members; Re:  Resolutions 2021 Please find included for your consideration, the Resolutions... PEC and Standing Committee Nomination Results August 26, 2021 TO:       ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873  Dear Members; Re:    Provincial & Standing... Election Results – Delegates to Convention 2021 August 26, 2021 Attention:       All Members – CUPE Local 873  Dear Members; Re:   Election Results –... How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves This summer’s extreme heatwave in western Canada... New Off-Car Unit Chief and Dispatch Supervisor Postings Dear Members, Re:  New Off-Car Unit Chief and Dispatch Supervisor Postings  Further to the previous announcement... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – PEC & Standing Committees TO:       ALL MEMBERS            CUPE LOCAL 873 RE:                  3rd &... Memorial Service for Gene Benoit Dear Members, Re:  Memorial Service for Gene Benoit Please be advised that the memorial service for... Historic hiring by BC EHS set to bring more paramedics to Northern BC Historic hiring by BC EHS set to bring more paramedics to Northern BC PRINCE GEORGE –... B.C. paramedics share back-to-school hygiene tips B.C. paramedics share back-to-school hygiene tips Proper handwashing and masking will be key to reducing the... Back to School VANCOUVER, B.C., August 25, 2021 – Due to the nature of their jobs, ambulance paramedics practice... More full-time paramedics coming to northern B.C. : union president More full-time paramedics coming to northern B.C. : union president FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern... CBC News Article Northern B.C. communities to see more full-time paramedics, says union president 18 rural ambulance stations to... Joint Memo – BCEHS & APBC Dear Members, Re: Joint Memo – Alpha shift pattern employees to be offered overtime for “removed... CTV News Article Ambulance calls are up amid B.C.’s second extreme heat wave of the summer VANCOUVER — With... Province says B.C. ‘fully prepared’ for hottest day of latest heatwave Province says B.C. ‘fully prepared’ for hottest day of latest heatwave VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The... How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves How North American cities are bracing for more heatwaves Shane Sanders says it was some of... B.C. first-responders gearing up for blast of hot temperatures B.C. first-responders gearing up for blast of hot temperatures VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — First-responders are anticipating... Joint Memo Release Aug 6/21 Dear Members, RE:      Joint Memo – BCEHS / APBC New 24/7 Alpha Units and changes... Shop Steward Training July 6, 2021  Dear Members, On July 27th we held our first monthly shop steward training... CUPE Hardship Fund Dear Members,  CUPE BC has created a relief fund to help CUPE members in hardship as... Grand Forks’ top paramedic opens up in rare interview Grand Forks’ top paramedic opens up in rare interview Jamie Grant took over Station 408 in... Provincial President Update Dear Members, Provincial President Member Update  As we come to the close of the BC Day... Elections Open Notice – Delegates to Convention 2021 Attention:          All Members – CUPE Local 873  Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; Re:       Elections – Delegates... Best Practices and Safety for Heat Wave and long Weekend July 30, 2021 Best Practices and Safety for Heat Wave and Long Weekend  As we head... Member Update – Overtime Change of Practice Dear Members, Member update RE:  Overtime Change of Practice The Union has been advised by members,... Ambulances in Hot Weather Dear Members,  Re:  Ambulances in Hot Weather The following information is being shared by BCEHS and APBC to help... BC Paramedics brace for more hot weather BC Paramedics brace for more hot weather Troy Clifford of the Ambulance Paramedics and Dispatchers of... News 1130 News Article B.C. paramedics cautiously optimistic they’re supported for upcoming heatwave VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — President of the... Hazard Alert – Carbon Monoxide Exposure Dear Members, Re: Hazard Alert – Carbon Monoxide Exposure – Idling of Vehicles Hazard Alert – CARBON... Summer Uniform: Orders Needed  Dear Members, Re:  Summer Uniform: Orders Needed Each BCEHS paramedic will receive two shirts. These shirts... Region 1 South Union Meeting Notice Virtual Union Information Session TO:              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1... Revised – 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – PEC & Standing Committees Dear Members, Re:  REVISED 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – PEC & Standing Committees This is... 2021 Virtual Tour Paramedic Ride BC Dear Members, Re:  2021 Virtual Tour Paramedic Ride BC You’re invited to participate in the 2021... Campbell River Mirror Article ‘Nobody should have to wait for an ambulance’ — paramedic union president Island communities to see... Vancouver Sun Article Developer pitches downtown Vancouver rental development for essential workers Proposed 47-storey tower in downtown Vancouver would... Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News Article Full-time paramedics, 24/7 staffing a good start for rural B.C. communities: Union Former paramedic says $2-an-hour... B.C. acting to improve ambulance response times B.C. acting to improve ambulance response times, support emergency workers The Province is strengthening B.C.’s ambulance... Sudden deaths during B.C. heat wave climb past 800 Sudden deaths during B.C. heat wave climb past 800 BC Coroners Service is now reporting 610... More help on the way More help on the way More paramedics will be coming to the Thompson-Okanagan region The recent... Sea to Sky paramedics say current staffing levels ‘dangerous’ Sea to Sky paramedics say current staffing levels ‘dangerous’ Paramedics in the Sea to Sky are... Vancouver Sun Article Vaughn Palmer: Health agency denies blame for B.C. Ambulance Service fiasco, attacks critics Opinion: It is... Vernon Morning Star Article Union: Full-time paramedics a good start for rural North Okanagan-Shuswap communities On the heels of an... Delegate Memo 2021 Dear Members, As you are aware, the nominations for delegates to Convention is now open. Unfortunately,... Member Update – Heat Stress Dear Members, Re:  Heat Stress BC has been hit with excruciatingly high temperatures and we continue... Delegate Memo July 15, 2021 Dear Members, As you are aware, the nominations for delegates to Convention is now open.... Delegate Memo July 15, 2021 Dear Members, As you are aware, the nominations for delegates to Convention is now open.... Global News Article B.C. government overhauls BC Emergency Health Services amid concerns of response times The B.C. government is... Province to unveil changes to BC’s ambulance service today Province to unveil changes to BC’s ambulance service today Ambulance Paramedics of BC President Troy Clifford... Region 2 West Union Meeting Notice REGIONAL UNION MEETING  TO:               ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST ... B.C. ambulance overhauled to improve response times, job security B.C. ambulance service overhauled to improve response times, job security British Columbia is overhauling the ambulance service... Radio nl Interview with Troy Clifford https://soundcloud.com/user-965676831/nl-newsday-troy-clifford-july-14?utm_source=clipboard&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Fuser-965676831%252Fnl-newsday-troy-clifford-july-14 /km/MoveUp Radio nl interview with Troy Clifford https://soundcloud.com/user-965676831/nl-newsday-troy-clifford-july-14?utm_source=clipboard&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Fuser-965676831%252Fnl-newsday-troy-clifford-july-14 /km/MoveUp Virtual Tour Paramedic Ride of BC Virtual Tour Paramedic Ride of BC Join us for the 2021 British Columbia Chapter of the... Member Update July 14, 2021   Dear Members,  As you are all aware, the Minister of Health (MOH) made a major... CityNews Article B.C. set to outline changes to ambulance service following deadly heatwave VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — More... B.C. to outline changes to the service following deadly heatwave B.C. set to outline changes to ambulance service following deadly heatwave VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — More... Call for Resolutions TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 RE: CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS Dear Sisters and Brothers: As... Delegates to Convention 2021 – 3rd & Final Call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2021... Member Update – Staffing and Workload Solutions To: All Members  Re:  Update on Staffing & Workload Solutions As you are aware, the APBC... “Mismanaged’ BC Ambulance Service after deadly heatwave VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Some former paramedics in B.C. are joining the growing calls for a... B.C. paramedics brace for more hot weather B.C. paramedics brace for more hot weather VANCOUVER — Temperatures in parts of B.C.’s Interior are... B.C. paramedics say there’s a systemic crisis in emergency care ‘This isn’t a heat wave issue’: B.C. paramedics say there’s a systemic crisis in emergency care... Member Update – Heat Wave and Lytton Fire Dear Members, Re:  Heat Wave and Lytton Fire In the aftermath of the recent extreme heat... Member Update -July 7th, 2021 Dear Members, I want to give you all a quick update of the events that have... Allied Health Survey Dear members, Re:  Allied Health Survey In June 2020, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) launched... Morris Ebanks Scholarship Application Deadline Reminder Dear Members, Re:  Morris Ebanks Scholarship Application Deadline Reminder  This is a reminder of the upcoming... Maple Ridge News Article Maple Ridge senior waits 15 hours with broken hip for ambulance that never came Grant Davey’s... Mixed feelings about new ambulance system Mixed feelings about new ambulance system Major changes are coming to the ambulance system – and... Fraser Valley Current News Article Every minute counts, but Langley ambulances are slower than key targets The recent heat wave led... CTV News Article Anger over BCEHS’ handling of heat wave grows as petition circulates online VANCOUVER — A petition... Coroner says two feared dead in wildfire that ravaged Lytton, B.C. Coroner says two feared dead in wildfire that ravaged Lytton, B.C. LYTTON, B.C. — British Columbia’s... Member Update – Loss of Member Dear Members, Re:  Loss of Member Today we write this member update with heavy hearts as... Vancouver woman carried to hospital due to ambulance wait times Vancouver woman carried to hospital due to ambulance wait times A Vancouver woman is speaking out... Global News Article (Video) Head of the BC Emergency Health Services apologizes to families who lost loved ones in the... The Vancouver Sun News Article Anger grows over B.C. Emergency Health Services’ handling of heat wave that left hundreds dead BCEHS... The Wall Street Journal News Article Deadly Heat Wave in Pacific Northwest Overwhelmed Healthcare System Emergency rooms overflowed, 911 calls doubled and... Member Update – Current Events Dear Members, Re:  Member Update – Current Events On behalf of the Provincial Executive Board, I... Joint Memo – Scheduled On-Call Model Positions in Lytton Dear Members, Re:  Joint Memo – Scheduled On-Call Model Positions in Lytton With the recent devastation... Air conditioning not standard in long-term care in BC Interior Many in care don’t have AC Air conditioning not standard in long-term care in BC Interior... B.C. records nearly 500 deaths and counting during heat wave B.C. records nearly 500 deaths and counting during heat wave The BC Coroners Service has launched... Surrey Now-Leader News Article Paramedics call situation ‘unbearable’ as B.C. heat wave death count hits 486 Union says low pay... Canada Day and Lytton Fire Update Dear Members;  Canada Day and Lytton Fire Update  On this Canada Day and the 47th anniversary... Radio NL Local News First – Audio Interview Audio Interview with Troy Clifford on Radio NL with Brett Mineer https://soundcloud.com/user-965676831/brett-mineer-troy-clifford-june-29 /sb/MoveUp Radio Canada International News Article ‘Prolonged, dangerous and historic’ heat wave bakes much of western Canada, including North High temperatures could... Death toll from B.C.’s unprecedented heat wave likely to climb Death toll from B.C.’s unprecedented heat wave likely to climb As unprecedented high temperatures continued to grip British... Paramedics stretched to limit Paramedics stretched to limit Record-setting call volume stretching B.C. paramedics to breaking point UPDATE 5:15 p.m.... CTV News Article ‘I’ve never seen this’: Ambulance call volumes set records during heat wave VANCOUVER — When a... High temperatures could extend into next week for many areas ‘Prolonged, dangerous and historic’ heat wave bakes much of western Canada, including North High temperatures could... Another lengthy delay after calling 911 for an ambulance B.C. senior forced to soil herself on floor after nearly 3-hour ambulance wait, son says https://globalnews.ca/news/7984756/b-c-senior-forced-to-soil-herself-on-floor-after-nearly-3-hour-ambulance-wait-son-says/... Changes to Pemberton ambulance delivery raise concerns Changes to Pemberton ambulance delivery raise concerns https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/local-news/changes-to-pemberton-ambulance-delivery-raise-concerns-3900471 Changes are coming to ambulance delivery in Pemberton,... Region 4 Union Meeting Notice Dear Members, UNION MEETING NOTICE  TO:              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4             ... Delegates to Convention 2021 – 1st & 2nd call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873  Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2021... CTV News Article ‘Nobody showed up’ when 8-year-old fainted; B.C. family sounds alarm on paramedic shortage SURREY, B.C. —... CityNews Article ‘It was horrible’: Surrey mom called 911 for daughter, ambulance never came SURREY (NEWS 1130) —... ‘It’s not going to work here’ ‘It’s not going to work here’: Revelstoke mayor to meet province over ambulance changes  There is... B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk, warn local paramedics Paramedics said to expect... Ambulance Wait Times Unacceptable Ambulance Wait Times Unacceptable Audio Interview with President Troy Clifford on CKNW Weekend Mornings. https://omny.fm/shows/cknw-weekend-mornings/ambulance-wait-times-unacceptable /sb/MoveUp... Kamloops Fire Captain Internal Retirement Ceremony Dear Members, Re:  Kamloops Fire Captain Internal Retirement Ceremony As you may be aware, Kamloops Fire Captain... BC ambulance paramedics say they’re in dire need of more resources BC ambulance paramedics say they’re in dire need of more resources The issues that paramedics and... Heart of our City – Jessica Friesen Heart of our City – Jessica Friesen Prince Rupert paramedic has her finger on the pulse... Acute paramedic shortage hits North Shore Acute paramedic shortage hits North Shore Firefighters called to medical emergencies but they can’t transport patients... Scholarship Opportunities Dear Members, There are two different scholarship funds currently accepting applications with eligibility for CUPE 873... CBC News Article B.C. paramedics respond to 96 overdose calls a day in May, highest in a single month... CBC News Article B.C. paramedics respond to 96 overdose calls a day in May, highest in a single month... Global News Article Surrey crash victim waits 2 hours for ambulance before family forced to take her to hospital... Joint Memo – BCEHS & APBC Dear Members, Re:  Joint Communication – Fox Stipend Increase, Change in Vancouver Post Shuffle Intake Dates,... Remembering Tony Sunderland – 33rd Anniversary Dear Members, Today is the 33rd anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Tony Sunderland.  ... Global News Article Questions about B.C. ambulance response times as woman waits hour with broken hip Resourcing for B.C.’s... Global New Article ‘Our life preserver’: Honouring a Vancouver paramedic after nearly 46 years on the job “How long... BC Paramedics blame provincial ‘mismanagement’ for ambulance wait time B.C. paramedics blame provincial ‘mismanagement’ for ambulance wait times VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — After a woman... More than half a million ambulance calls across B.C. per year More than half a million ambulance calls across B.C. per year Paramedic Services Week ran from... Celebrating Paramedic service week Celebrating Paramedic service week PRINCE GEORGE – May 23 to 29 is a time to show... Craig Chapman: Giving back to Field Craig Chapman: Giving back to Field When Craig Chapman first came to Field, working in health... First responders recognized during Paramedic Services Week First responders recognized during Paramedic Services Week A huge thank-you is in order for all paramedics... Joint Release: Connect and Recover program launch at select stations Dear Members,  Joint Release: Connect and Recover program launch at stations, facilities in Vancouver Coastal and... Chek News Article Paramedic Crisis: ‘You will get some sort of mental health injury, it’s just a matter of... B.C. paramedics call on-call service model ‘flawed’ B.C. paramedics call on-call service model ‘flawed’ Paramedics tout extensive training May 23 to 29 is... Region 1S & 1N Grievance Info Session Dear Members, Virtual Union Grievance Information Session TO:           ALL MEMBERS – REGION... Region 1S & 1N Grievance Info Session Dear Members, Virtual Union Grievance Information Session TO:              ALL MEMBERS... CityNews Article Paramedics experience quieter May long weekend as more British Columbians appear to adhere to restrictions VANCOUVER... CUPE BC, Local 873 celebrate Paramedic Services Week CUPE BC, Local 873 celebrate Paramedic Services Week BURNABY—Ambulance paramedics play a critical role in public... Paramedics Services Week – May 23-May 29 Paramedic Services Week – May 23-May29 Ambulance paramedics have most advanced lifesaving skills & training on... Loss of Member Loss of Member As we start Paramedic Services Week across Canada, with sadness I pass along... B.C. paramedics respond to record overdose calls in 24-hour period for B.C. paramedics say they responded to a record-breaking overdose calls in the past 24 hours –... Rural fire departments worried about changes coming for BC Ambulance s Cumberland Fire Rescue responds to about 60 medical calls a year on top of other emergencies.... ‘It’s an honour’: Revelstoke paramedics celebrate decades long service The year 1991 was big. The Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced, the Soviet... 911 Response Times Hurting People (Audio) 911 response times hurting people Lynda got a personal message from a listener, whose husband was... Chek News Article Paramedic Crisis: Ambulances in B.C. are sitting empty due to a serious paramedic shortage A serious... Alpha Shift Premium Update Dear Members, The Alpha Shift Premium which was negotiated during our last round of collective bargaining... Supporting Healthier Communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   B.C.’s Paramedics and Dispatchers Report Adopting Electric Vehicles Could Save Tax Payers... Social Media Guidelines Dear Members, Re: Social Media Guidelines Recently, the Union has been made aware of the Employer... First Responders Mental Health Campaign Canadian Mental Health Week – May 3 to 9, 2021 First Responders Mental Health Campaign Troy... Remembering Theresa Bond – 31st Anniversary Dear Members, Today is the 31st anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Unit Chief Theresa... Canadian Mental Health Week is May 3rd to May 9th Dear Members, Canadian Mental Health Week is May 3rd to May 9th We would like to... ‘The same sadness and more lives lost’ ‘The same sadness and more lives lost’: Frontline workers reflect on 5 years of B.C.’s overdose... Expression of Interest: APBC Social Media/Public Education Dear Members, Expression of Interest for Participating in APBC Social Media / Public Education We are... COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Memo COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance With the roll out of the regional vaccination clinics around the Province, members... Regional Union Meeting – 2W REGIONAL UNION MEETING    TO:                             ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST          ... Training Opportunity: Surviving Shift Work Dear Members, Training Opportunity:  Surviving Shift Work When negotiating our latest Collective Agreement, we recognized that... Regional Election Results April 23, 2021  TO:      ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends;  RE:     ... Kamloops This Week News Article Reflecting on B.C.’s other health crisis five years after public health emergency declared Angie Dzaman lost... Virtual Union Information Session Virtual Union Information Session TO:         ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH CUPE LOCAL... The Flying 248 Squad The flying 248 Squad Bike paramedics on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside say cycling has helped them save... 5th Anniversary of Opioid Epidemic For Immediate Release – April 14, 2021 Today (April 14) marks five years since BC declared... Morris Ebanks Scholarship 2021 Dear Members, Re: Morris Ebanks Scholarship 2021 We are pleased to announce we are now accepting... Postings/Rescinding of Positions – Arbitration Decision Dear Members: Re:  Postings/Rescinding of Positions – Arbitration Decision As you may be aware, on October... Canadian Blood Services’ Sirens for Life Annual Recruitment Event Dear Members, Re:  Canadian Blood Services’ Sirens for Life Annual Recruitment Event  As you may be... New Psychological Resilience Resource for Frontline Staff Dear Members, RE:  New Psychological Resilience Resource for Frontline Staff – Five Resilience Factors (5RF) The... Region 5 to 8 Union Meeting Notice Dear Members,   UNION MEETING NOTICE   TO:              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 5 TO 8    ... Paramedics of B.C. understaffed and struggling Paramedics of B.C. understaffed and struggling https://omny.fm/shows/steele-drex/paramedics-of-b-c-understaffed-and-struggling /km/MoveUp Region 4 Union Meeting Notice Dear Members, Union Meeting Notice    TO:              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4           ... Group of B.C. mayors raises concerns about paramedic shortages Group of B.C. mayors raises concerns about paramedic shortages A number of Lower Mainland mayors have... EOI – APBC CU Trumpeters & Buglers Expression of Interest for APBC Ceremonial Unit – Trumpeters/Buglers There will be a selection process for... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations -Ceremonial Unit Regional Positions TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – APBC Ceremonial Unit                         CUPE Local 873   Dear Sisters, Brothers &... Globe and Mail News Article Injections of hope: B.C. health workers share stories of the first few months of the vaccine... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations -Ceremonial Unit Executive Positions TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – APBC Ceremonial Unit                         CUPE Local 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; ... Report All Safety Issues Dear Members, Re: Report All Safety Issues   Being Paramedics or Dispatchers in this Province, we... Nominations for Regional Elections – 3rd & Final Call RE:      NOMINATIONS FOR REGIONAL ELECTIONS – 3rd & FINAL CALL  This is the 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for... Region 2 East Union Meeting Notice Dear Members,   Union Meeting Notice TO:         ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 EAST... B.C. paramedics raise concerns over change to workloads B.C. paramedics raise concerns over change to workloads VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As paramedics across B.C.... Recruitment issues leading to understaffed paramedics Recruitment issues leading to understaffed paramedics FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The president of the Ambulance... B.C. paramedics have reached a breaking point, union says B.C. paramedics have reached a breaking point, union says VANCOUVER — The Ambulance Paramedics of British... Maple Ridge News Article Paramedics feeling the strain of COVID, the opioid crisis, and staffing shortages says union pres Half... CKPG News Article Recruitment issues among paramedics, leading to burnout and longer wait times across the Province Prince George... Member Update Dear Members, Re: Joint Release – Elimination of Fox staffing on Vancouver Island Please see the... Member Update: Public Service Pension Plan Dear Members, Member Update: Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP)   As an Ambulance Paramedic in CUPE... Substance Use Disorder Funding Substance Use Disorder Funding As part of the 2019-2022 collective agreement bargaining, HEABC is providing BCEHS... Member Update: Scheduled On-call (SOC) Dear Members, Member Update: Scheduled On-call (SOC) What follows is a brief member update on Scheduled... CTV News Article B.C. paramedic staffing now ‘critical’ as ambulance wait times reach 2 hours: union VANCOUVER — B.C.’s... Langley Advance Times Article After a night of one-hour waits for ambulances, union goes public with concerns B.C. Ambulance Service... On the very front lines of COVID-19 in Squamish On the very front lines of COVID-19 in Squamish The pandemic has taken its toll on... CTV News Article ‘It really hit the wall’: Paramedics sound alarm over unstaffed ambulances, longer waits VANCOUVER — Paramedics... CTV News Article ‘It really hit the wall’: Paramedics sound alarm over unstaffed ambulances, longer waits VANCOUVER — Paramedics... Paramedics left shorthanded as they are faced with two health crises Paramedics left shorthanded as they are faced with two health crises Ambulance Paramedics of BC and... B.C. paramedics warning of staff shortages and service delays B.C. paramedics warning of staff shortages and service delays The Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. Say staff... Paramedics say there were massive waits for ambulances Friday evening Paramedics say there were massive waits for ambulances Friday evening Follow link below to listen to... Paramedic shortage in B.C. leading to longer wait times Paramedic shortage in B.C. leading to longer wait times BY SONIA ASLAM Posted Feb 22, 2021 3:45... COVID-19: Fears mount of gutted front lines as the pandemic wears on COVID-19: Fears mount of gutted front lines as the pandemic wears on Many B.C. care workers,... CBC Media Article B.C. paramedics sound alarm over longer wait times due to staff shortages, burnout The Ambulance Paramedics... New study calls on B.C. paramedics for COVID-19 impact Paramedics have been working on the front lines of the pandemic for almost a year, and... National study looks at COVID-19 risk among paramedics When a paramedic responds to an emergency, there’s no way to maintain physical distancing if it... January 2021 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “I hear and know how frustrating it is and how often what... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Public Ed Director & CSM Coordinator RE:                  1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Provincial Public Education Director & Mental Health and... Bell Let’s Talk Day Dear Members; Re:       BELL LET’S TALK DAY There is no question that being a medical dispatcher... Temporary Community Paramedic Positions Re:      Temporary Community Paramedic (CP) Positions  New community paramedic positions have now been posted online. Because... APBC says BC’s two health emergencies create competing priorities For Immediate Release – January 21, 2021 Ambulance paramedics say BC’s two health emergencies create competing... Region 5-8 Information Session UNION MEETING    TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGIONS 5-8                            CUPE LOCAL 873 DATE:       ... Family Day – Paramedics and Our Family (We Are all Family Submissions) Family Day – Paramedics and Our Family (We Are all Family Submissions) February 15th is Family... Negative Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccination Dear Members; Re:Negative Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccination There have been growing questions regarding whether or not... First responders, teachers still waiting for COVID-19 vaccination plan First responders, teachers still waiting for COVID-19 vaccination plans Paramedics will be vaccinated starting at the... Loss of Paramedics Goedicke and Thompson Dear Members, Re: Loss of Paramedics Goedicke and Thompson Today marks the twenty-sixth (26) anniversary of... First responders, teachers still waiting for COVID-19 vaccination plan First responders, teachers still waiting for COVID-19 vaccination plans Paramedics will be vaccinated starting at the... These front-line health workers will spend Christmas fighting COVID-19 The pandemic has meant higher stress and few breaks for those on front lines At 7... Annual Message from Ambulance Paramedics & Dispatchers of BC Annual Message from Troy Clifford, President of Ambulance Paramedics & Dispatchers of BC: Hi, I’m Troy... Vaccine rollout plan & BC Paramedics Paramedics left wondering where they fit in B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan VANCOUVER — Paramedics hoping... Richmond councillor pushes for more emergency integration Fire fighters provide critical interventions at medical calls, and some councillors are wondering if they could... Should B.C. paramedics be included in first round of COVID-19 vaccines Frontline health-care workers will be lining up again on Friday to get COVID-19 vaccinations in B.C.,... Leadership for the mental health of your workplace Message # 3 Dear Members,  Re:  Leadership for the mental health of your workplace After just 2 weeks, there... B.C. Paramedics warn of burn out ahead of busy holiday season B.C. Paramedics warn of burn out ahead of busy holiday season Ambulance Paramedics of BC President... Two bucks an hour: pay for many BC paramedics stuck in a previous era Gregory still loves his job as a paramedic, after 11 years in the service. But the... B.C. Paramedics warn of burn out ahead of busy holiday season Please click the link to watch a Global News Morning BC interview with Neetu Garcha and... Paramedics in BC are feeling burnt out Please click the link to hear a radio interview between Lynda Steele and Troy Clifford, Provincial... Paramedics in BC are feeling burnt out Please click the link to hear an interview with Lynda Steele and Troy Clifford – Provincial... Ambulance paramedics issue ‘triple threat’ warning for holidays Ambulance paramedics are warning the public of a “triple threat” during the Christmas holiday seasons as... Ambulance Paramedics issue public warning of “triple threat” Ambulance Paramedics issue public warning of “triple threat” as holidays approach Two health crises and 75... December 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “We are very frustrated with the leadership of BCEHS who are not... News1130 article B.C. paramedics concerned about COVID-19 challenges during holiday season VANCOUVER (CityNews) — B.C.’s paramedics working on... Leadership for the mental health of your workplace Dear Members, Re: Leadership for the mental health of your workplace Register now for the free... BC paramedics concerned about COVID-19 challenges this holiday season B.C.’s paramedics working on the frontline of the pandemic are seriously concerned as they look ahead... November 2020 Member Newsletter    President’s Update “In early October, at the direction of Government, we focused on the activation of... October 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “As I sit down to write this latest update I reflect on... September 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “We have been meeting with the government and senior leadership of PHSA... August 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “As I write this update, I fear for what we are seeing... July 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “We find ourselves reflecting and struggling at the challenges our partners in... Senior Safety Week Senior Safety Week: BC paramedics remind you to connect with the seniors in your life Vancouver,... Senior Safety Week As National Senior Safety Week wraps up, Ambulance Paramedics of BC wants to remind British Columbians... Outcome of Policy Grievance #14030026 & #15070019 – WSBC Dear Members; Re:       Outcome of Policy Grievance #14030026 & #15070019 – WSBC In 2014 the Employer... Senior Safety Week FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senior Safety Week: BC paramedics remind you to connect with the seniors in... Pandemic Survey Dear Members,  We know the pandemic is not only impacting our personal lives but is leaving... Remembrance Day Dear Members, Re:  Remembrance Day November 11th marks an important day in our country. On Remembrance... B.C.’s ambulance paramedics warn about ‘silent killer’ in homes B.C.’s ambulance paramedics warn about ‘silent killer’ in homes B.C.’s ambulance paramedics are warning the public... Staffing and Workload Crisis Update Re:      Staffing and Workload Crisis Update Vancouver Coastal and Fraser areas BCEHS Book-offs Memorandum   Last evening,... BC’s Second Annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs November 1-7th Ambulance paramedics offer life-saving tips during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week VANCOUVER, B.C., November 3, 2020 –... Global News article – Halloween tips Vancouver first responders are gearing up for a busy Halloween night amid the added complications of... Vancouver Island Free Daily article-Tofino Anniversary A sombre ceremony was held in Tofino last week to honour Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka,... Vancouver Island Free Daily article-Tofino Anniversary A sombre ceremony was held in Tofino last week to honour Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka,... Guidelines for the wearing of the Poppy Re:      Guidelines for the wearing of the Poppy   As November 11th, Remembrance Day approaches, here is... Halloween 2020: Tips to help you celebrate safely It’s been said before and it will likely be repeated over and over again as Oct. 31... Vacation Selection Update Re:       Vacation Selection As a part of the implementation of the new Collective Agreement, a Vacation... Halloween Wishes and the Second Wave Re:       Halloween Wishes and the Second Wave With the added risk of COVID-19 affecting this year’s Halloween... Halloween 2020 – Staying Safe During A Pandemic    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halloween and the Second Wave    What you can do to protect... Outcome of Policy Grievance #19060017 – OC and RPT to FT UHR Pay Re:       Outcome of Policy Grievance #19060017 – On-call and Regular Part-time to Full-time UHR Rate of Pay... Outcome of Policy Grievance #18110015 – Regular Part-time UC UHR Pay Re:      Outcome of Policy Grievance #18110015 – Regular Part-time Unit Chief UHR Pay The Parties implemented the... Test 1 Testing 123 How to deal with grief during the anniversary of a death Dear Members, This week we recognized the 10-year anniversary of the tragic deaths of two well-love... Paramedics unveil monument to honour two fallen colleagues Dear Members, Monday, near Tofino marked 10 years since the tragic loss of two on-duty BC... Paramedics unveil monument to honour two fallen colleagues   For Immediate Release – October 20, 2020  Ambulance paramedics & BC health officials gather in... 2020 Provincial Elections: make your vote count. With provincial elections looming, the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC (APBC) remind voters that... 10 Year Anniversary Tofino loss of Paramedics Fuller and Polivka Dear Members; Please see link below to watch CTV news piece regarding 10 year Tofino anniversary... 2020 Remembering Paramedics Ivan Polivka and Jo Dear Members, Remembering Paramedics Ivan Polivka and Jo-Ann Fuller Today marks the ten (10) year anniversary... Updated COVID-19 Provincial Surge Resources Re:       BCEHS Updated COVID-19 Provincial Surge Resources This memorandum will update staff on significant work between... Convention Package 2020 – Now Available Re:      Convention Package 2020  The 2020 Convention Package is now available for download. You can find... Convention 2020 Member Address – Zoom Recording Re:      Convention 2020 Member Address – Zoom Recording On October 14, 2020 Provincial President, Troy Clifford,... PSPP Member Benefit Statement – Earliest Unreduced Pension Ages Re:       PSPP 2020 Member’s Benefit Statement – Earliest Unreduced Pension Ages The Public Service Pension Plan... Paramedic shortage leads to gaps in ambulance service Dear Members; Please see link below regarding Paramedic shortages in Prince George: https://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/paramedic-shortage-leads-to-gaps-in-ambulance-service-1.24214329 /km/MoveUp Convention Webinar Information Dear Members; Re:       Convention Webinar Information As you know, the difficult decision was made by the... Ambulance paramedics offer tips to help students with hand hygiene For Immediate Release Ambulance paramedics offer tips to help young students with hand hygiene & masks ... BC’s pandemic & epidemic: A stressful overlap for ambulance paramedics BC’s pandemic & epidemic: A stressful overlap for ambulance paramedics Drug overdose patients have more known... BC removes Fraser Valley’s only critical-care ambulance BC removes Fraser Valley’s only critical-care ambulance As of today, the Fraser Valley is without its... EOI – Social Media Director Dear Members;   EOI – Social Media Director As you know, Paul Alberts has served as... CTV News Article Dear Members, Please see link regarding violence concerns in Vancouver homeless camps: https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/09/29/paramedics-strathcona-emergency-calls/ /km/MoveUp Orange Shirt Day Dear Members:  Orange Shirt Day September 30th marks a solemn day of remembrance and an opportunity... Union Meeting – October 1, 2020 Virtual Union Meeting/Information Session TO:                      ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH CUPE LOCAL 873 DATE:                 THURSDAY, ... Survey – Scheduled On-Call Staffing Model Re:       Survey – Scheduled On-Call Staffing Model The Union and BCEHS have released a joint survey... Member Update -UBCM 2020 Dear Members; Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)  As you are aware, each year the Ambulance... Convention 2020 – Critical Update Re:      CONVENTION 2020 – CRITICAL UPDATE As you may be aware, the Provincial Executive has had... UBCM Press Release Sept 2020 September 21, 2020 For Immediate Release – September 21, 2020 UBCM: Ambulance paramedics urge local leaders... Convention 2020 – Critical Update Dear Members; Re:      CONVENTION 2020 – CRITICAL UPDATE As you may be aware, the Provincial Executive... As overlapping epidemics worsen stress levels rising for BC paramedics Wearing a plastic gown, face shield and respirator to protect him from potential COVID exposure, advanced... 3rd & FINAL Call for Nominations – Vacant Positions Re:                   3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – VACANT POSITIONS Following the close of nominations... APBC Statement on Remembering September 11, 2001 The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC take a moment today, on the 19th anniversary... 19th Anniversary of the September 11 Attack Dear Members; The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC take a moment today, on the... Labour Day: Working safely means extra steps in COVID-19 times With many workers seeing added duties and stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is more... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations – Vacant Positions Re:                   1st & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – VACANT POSITIONS Following the close of nominations... 2020 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners Dear Members; Re: 2020 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Winners Morris Ebanks was a career paramedic in BC... APBC POSITION STATEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS OF PARAMEDICS Dear members; APBC POSITION STATEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS OF PARAMEDICS DURING COVID-19 In March 2020,... APBC POSITION STATEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS OF PARAMEDICS APBC POSITION STATEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS OF PARAMEDICS DURING COVID-19   In March 2020, the... Paramedics feeling the pressure of twin health crises Please click on the link to hear Paramedic Shelby Collis’ interview on CBC Radio on August... Union president discusses need for increased ambulance service On Tuesday, Aug. 11, at about 2:30 p.m.Gary Fairhurst and a group of his friends were... BC Health Workers Want To Cover Your Hands In Glitter To Teach A lesson about COVID-19 comes from an unlikely source; some B.C. paramedics recommend glitter as a teaching tool... Use glitter to teach kids about COVID spread, say paramedics Ambulance paramedics are offering some tips to help kids and parents with COVID-19. As B.C. gets set... Back to School with Ambulance Paramedics of BC Back to School with Ambulance Paramedics of BC The Ambulance Paramedics of BC are here today... Interior Wildfire Activity Re:      Interior Wildfire Activity As you are all aware, we have been experiencing significantly higher than... Provincial & Standing Committee Nomination Results Dear Members; Re:    Provincial & Standing Committee Nomination Results Please find attached the list of nominees... ACP Training Opportunities Update Dear Members; Re:       ACP Training Opportunities Update The September 2020 Posting for ACP training opportunities is... Election Results – Delegates to Convention 2020 Dear Members; Re:   Election Results – Delegates to Convention 2020 Please see the attached Regional letters... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations for PEC & Standing Committees TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873 RE:                  3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL... Off-duty Paramedic Rushes to Save 13 yr old from Choking Off-duty Paramedic Rushes to Save 13 yr old from Choking Peachland Ambulance Paramedic Quinn Gallagher is... Fallen Officer, Constable Young Re:      Fallen Officer, Constable Young          Last night our public safety family... Fallen Officer, Constable young Re:      Fallen Officer, Constable Young          Last night our public safety family... Delegate Elections are Open Attention:          All Members – CUPE Local 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; Re:       Elections – Delegate... Ambulance Paramedics of BC Statement on Police Forces in BC With recent world events, there has been an increased focus on Peace and Police Officers in... 1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL & STANDING COMMITTEES TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873   RE:                  1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS –... Ambulance Paramedics of BC Statement on World Events Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC Statement on World Events As the world continues to... June 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “We as a union are ready for the current and prolonged COVID-19... Call for Resolutions – Convention 2020 Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; Re:      Call for Resolutions – Convention 2020 As you are well... DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2020 – 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:                  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2020 – 3rd & FINAL CALL FOR... Member Update Concerning the EDBC Executive’s Motion to Separate Dear Members; Re:      Member Update Concerning the EDBC Executive’s Motion to Separate Recently, there has been... APBC and EDBC Statement on World Events Dear Members; Re:      Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC Statement on World Events As the... Virtual Townhall with Minister Dix Dear Members; Re:       Virtual Townhall with Minister Adrian Dix APBC is hosting a virtual townhall meeting... Delegates to Convention 2020 – 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends; RE:                  DELEGATES TO CONVENTION 2020 – 1st & 2nd CALL FOR... Tony Sunderland Anniversary Dear Members;  Re:  Tony Sunderland Anniversary Today is the 32nd anniversary of the tragic loss of... Paramedic Services Week Message     PARAMEDIC SERVICES WEEK MESSAGE I’m Troy Clifford, president of Ambulance Paramedics of BC. Each year... Paramedic Services Week Message  PARAMEDIC SERVICES WEEK MESSAGE I’m Troy Clifford, president of Ambulance Paramedics of BC. Each year in... Kilo Guarantee, Additional Resources & Temporary Pandemic Pay Updates Dear Members;  Re:      Kilo Guarantee, Additional Resources & Temporary Pandemic Pay Updates Kilo Guarantee and Collective... Kilo Guarantee Status – June 2020 Re:      Kilo Guarantee Status – June 2020 With the June 2020 scheduling deadline looming, I am... EMALB Complaints – Important Communication – Liability Insurance Dear Members; Re:       EMALB Complaints – Important Communication – Liability Insurance Further to earlier communications on... Fallen Officer, Constable Da Silva Dear Members, Re:      Fallen Officer, Constable Da Silva       On May 5th, our public... Theresa Bond Anniversary Attention:        All Members                         CUPE Local 873  Dear Members; Re:      Theresa Bond Anniversary  Today is the... BCAS 10-7 Association – 2020 Bursary Information Dear Members; In light of the current Pandemic, the 10-7 Association has extended application deadlines for... Community paramedics in BC expand virtual assistance to rural patients The COVID-19 crisis has forced the expansion of a program wherein paramedics in remote B.C. rural... Paramedics well prepared for pandemic Ambulance paramedics and emergency dispatchers are often the first step in an arduous journey for anyone... ‘We’re here, we’ve got you:’ Paramedics hold strong in pandemic At the best of times, working as a paramedic is stressful. But now being on the... Public Education Events Update Dear Members; Re:      Public Education Events Due to COVID-19 we have temporarily suspended all Public Education... 2020 Regional Election Results Dear Sisters, Brothers & Friends;  RE:      REGIONAL ELECTION RESULTS Please be advised that elections are now... Paramedics Overwhelmed by Public Support Please see Troy Clifford’s interview on Breakfast TV regarding the support paramedics have been receiving from... COVID-19 in B.C.: Dire days and the ‘toughest decision’ Just after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, paramedic Megan Lawrence... Prince George Airevac Update Members; Re:      Prince George Airevac – Update  As many of you may be aware it has... Prince George Airevac Update Members; Re:      Prince George Airevac – Update  As many of you may be aware it has... BC paramedics stepping up in COVID-19 battle Ambulance paramedics and emergency dispatchers are often the first step in the arduous journey for anyone... Yoga Series -Video 3 Dear Members, YOGA a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation derived from Yoga... Negotiations, Convention & Bylaws Committees Elections Dear Members; Re:       Negotiations, Convention & Bylaws Committees On April 6, 2020, the Provincial Executive Board... Our message to the community about COVID-19 Our Message to British Columbians I’m Troy Clifford, president of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC and... 12-Year Anniversary Remembering Michael Gray Remembering Michael Gray Today marked the 12th anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Michael Gray.... Well-wishers show their love to B.C. paramedics and 911 operators Paramedics and emergency response professionals are being overwhelmed not only by the demands of their jobs... ‘Give it to those in need,’ says B.C. paramedic of COVID-19 discounts As Canadians rally behind health-care workers across the nation, a B.C. paramedic is asking people to... Kilo Guarantee Update Re:      Kilo Guarantee Update We are very happy to announce that the Kilo Guarantee change will... Our message to the community about COVID-19 We want you to know that while the world is at a standstill, BC’s ambulance paramedics... Emergency vehicles will form parade to salute staff at Royal Inland A Kamloops first responder is organizing a nightly parade to thank Royal Inland Hospital staff for... What it’s like working as a paramedic during a pandemic Please click link below to view interview. https://www.citynews1130.com/video/2020/03/31/what-its-like-working-as-a-paramedic-during-a-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR2nx5z_WO5zIdDlQNYJQ_5ViubwAtgy2kIiCclAZlXIXeN2A5WYmgp2bTw /km/MoveUp Can I go for a drive during a global pandemic? Staying indoors plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of transmitting COVID-19, explains Dave Deines,... 2020 Regional Elections – Now Open Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends;  RE:                  REGIONAL ELECTIONS  Please be advised that elections are now open... Work Place Health COVID-19 Resource Line update ******************************IMPORTANT UPDATE*************************** Work Place Health COVID-19 Resource Line update It’s showing in the Safety New Letter for... People with a genuine emergency refusing to go to hospital The entity that represents paramedics and emergency dispatchers in British Columbia is reminding the public that... April 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Some of the words we often now use include unprecedented, crisis, terrifying... Langley paramedic postpones retirement to help battle COVID-19 This was supposed to be the last month on the job for paramedic Vince Ford. After... Look of first responders has changed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Up to 75 per cent of the calls to B.C. Ambulance Service now involve patients who... COVID-19: Stress on the front line of the fight against the pandemic Paramedics, like firefighters, police officers and front-line doctors and nurses, are trained to handle difficult scenarios.... 911 swamped with virus calls; non-urgent inquiries should go to 811 B.C. paramedics are reporting that 75 per cent of recent calls to 911 ambulance dispatch are... B.C. paramedics say 75% of calls now relate to coronavirus The union representing B.C.’s paramedics says three-quarters of 911 calls coming in to ambulance dispatchers are... B.C. paramedics see surge in 911 calls for COVID-19 With the novel coronavirus continuing to spread, paramedics and ambulance dispatchers in B.C. are seeing some... COVID-19 calls to 911 now outnumber other emergency calls in B.C. COVID-19-related distress calls are overtaking all others to 911 in B.C. But first responders say many... Residents calling 911 to report their neighbours aren’t self-isolating Metro Vancouver’s emergency dispatch centre in East Vancouver is seeing a surge of calls about COVID-19,... COVID-19: Paramedics say calls for flu-like symptoms on rise in B.C. Quieter streets, fewer cars on the roads, cancellation of sporting events and the closure of bars... Already stretched, paramedic services feeling bigger crunch from COVID Paramedics across the country who were already working at capacity say they’re being stretched by calls... B.C.’s first responders trying to cope with ‘evolving situation’ “Every call we go to has the potential to be a COVID patient,” said Dave Deines,... What happens if you have a medical emergency in the era of COVID-19? SHOULD I STILL CALL 911? First responders may not be experiencing a decrease in call volume... First responders worried about COVID 19 as supplies become hard to get Paramedics are likely to be exposed to patients with coronavirus and they are concerned about it.... First responders taking precautions amid COVID-19 outbreak Heightened risk for paramedics As for paramedics, they say they have exposure control plans in place... March 2020 Members Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “I’d like to encourage members to review the most recent member update... February 2020 Monthly Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Another area requiring our attention is the employer’s complete failure to provide... Wage Increase Update Re:      Wage increase Update On March 27, 2020 we were able to confirm upcoming wage increase... BC Paramedics see surge in COVID-19 calls; some fear to go to hospital Vancouver, British Columbia, March 26, 2020 – BC paramedics estimate that 75 percent of calls to 911... Ambulance Paramedics Safety Bulletin Ambulance Paramedics Safety Bulletin Working for our Members  APBC and your Provincial Safety Director are working... EMALB – Continuing Competence Requirements Dear Members; Please see message from the EMA Licensing Board below. The Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing... 2020 Morris Ebanks Scholarship Attention:        All Members                        CUPE... COVID-19 Update Attention:        All Members                       Ambulance Paramedics... Union Meeting – April 6, 2020 UNION MEETING              TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 NORTH                           ... January 2020 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “December proved to be a very busy month as in addition to... December 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Your RVP’s and PVP’s are working hard at coordinating our response to... 3rd & FInal Call for Nominations – Regional Elections Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends;   RE:      NOMINATIONS FOR REGIONAL ELECTIONS – 3rd & FINAL CALL ... Union Meeting – March 9, 2020 TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:                Monday, March 9th,... Provincial Information Bulletin – COVID-19 Provincial Information Bulletin – COVID-19 On January 22, 2020 the Provincial Safety Director for the Union... Connect and Recover Program Dear Members; Re:      Connect and Recover Program The CAR program, as reported at last convention is... SOC Update Re:       Scheduled On-Call (SOC) Update Further to previous updates and information, we wanted to provide a... Wounded Warriors Run 2020 Dear Members; Wounded Warrior Run 2020 is headed your way next week. Please find the itinerary attached.... Wounded Warriors Run 2020 Dear Members; Wounded Warrior Run 2020 is headed your way next week. Please find the itinerary attached.... COVID-19 Update Please see the following from Dr. Henry on the most recent information on COVID-19.   Sincerely, ... test blog test blog     Mental Health First Aid Course Re:      Mental Health First Aid Course The Mental Health Commission of Canada is offering a free... 1st and 2nd Call for Nominations -Regional Elections TO:                  ALL MEMBERS – CUPE LOCAL 873 Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends; RE:      NOMINATIONS FOR REGIONAL... EOI: Communications Director & Website Administrator Dear Members; Re:      Expression of Interest: Communications Director and Website Administrator The Provincial Executive Committee is... 3rd & Final Call for Nominations – Neg, Convention & Bylaws Committee TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873   RE:  3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS –... Collective Agreement Implementation Update – February 5, 2020 Dear Members; Re:      Collective Agreement Implementation Update We have continued to meet with the employer and... CUPE National Regional Trial Committee   Re:       CUPE National Regional Trial Committee CUPE National is seeking applications from members to serve... Coronavirus Information Bulletin   Ambulance Paramedics & Dispatchers of BC Provincial Health Information Bulletin (Coronavirus)   The Union is... 1st & 2nd Call for Nominations TO:                  ALL MEMBERS                         CUPE LOCAL 873   RE:      1ST & 2nd CALL FOR NOMINATIONS –... Accessibility & Inclusion at Work Dear Members; Re:       Accessibility and Inclusion at Work We will be meeting with the Minister of... CP Outstanding Retro Pay Re:       CP Outstanding Retro Pay The final pay application for CP wage rates was confirmed by... Union Meeting Agenda UNION MEETING   TO:                    ALL MEMBERS – REGION 2 WEST                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:              ... Collective Agreement Implementation Update Dear Members; Re:       Collective Agreement Implementation Update We have been hard at work and most committees’... Union Meeting – December 18, 2019 TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:                 WEDNESDAY, December 18th,... Collective Agreement Joint Implementation Committee Dear Members; Re:      Collective Agreement Joint Implementation Committee As previously communicated, the Union is working collectively... Collective Agreement Implementation Update Dear Members, Update Re Collective Agreement Implementation I want you to know we are doing our... November 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “Many have messaged and asked me why I stepped up to lead... Collective Agreement Implementation Update Dear Members; After meeting with the employer, we are pleased to inform you of the following... Region 5-8 Union Meeting UNION MEETING   TO:                    ALL MEMBERS – REGIONS 5-8                            CUPE LOCAL 873   DATE:               MONDAY,... Union Meeting Region 3 UNION MEETING  TO:                     ALL MEMBERS – REGION 3                            CUPE LOCAL 873  DATE:                 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29,... APBC Colouring book Dear Membership!  We are so excited to announce the APBC Colouring book is now available on... RVP Appointment Dear Members; I’m both sad and proud to announce that Corey Froese has accepted the Provincial... Guidelines for the wearing of the Poppy Dear Members; Re:      Guidelines for the wearing of the Poppy  As November 11th, Remembrance Day approaches,... PSPP Information Webinar Dear Members; Re:      Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Information Webinar –             Plan design changes for... Bear-a-Medic Colouring book Dear members, Please see attached the new APBC Colouring book. Please click HERE to view colouring... Remembering Jo-Ann and Ivan Dear Members, Today marks the nine (9) year anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Ivan... Remembering Jo-Ann and Ivan Dear Members, Today marks the nine (9) year anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Ivan... Detailed Ratification Vote Results Dear Members,   Please click HERE to view a memo regarding ratification vote results. Sincerely,Provincial Executive CommitteeCUPE Local... Adrian Oliver Memorial Run Dear Members; Re:      Adrian Oliver Memorial Run The Adrian Oliver Memorial Run is being held at... Expression of Interest: Charitable Society Director Dear Members; The Provincial Executive Committee is now inviting expression of interest from Union members to... Convention 2019 Package – Now Available The 2019 Convention Package is now available for download. Please click on the following links for respective... Building Resilient Workplaces Workshop – Registration Bursary EOI Building Resilient Workplaces Workshop – Registration Bursary EOI  As you are aware, the BC First Responders’... October 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “It is with mixed emotions that I write my final presidents’ message... 3rd and Final Call – Provincial Safety Dir. & Benefit Trustee RE:      3rd & FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PROVINCIAL SAFETY DIRECTOR & BENEFIT TRUSTEE  This is... BC Paramedics & Dispatchers Ratify New Collective Agreement VANCOUVER, B.C., September 30, 2019– BC’s 4,500 Paramedics and Emergency Medical Dispatchers have voted to ratify... 2019 Tentative Agreement Ratification Vote Results Re:       2019 Tentative Agreement Ratification Vote Results I am pleased to advise that the membership has... Ceremonial Unit – Expression of Interest Expression of Interest for APBC/EDBC Ceremonial Unit There will be a selection process for the APBC/EDBC... UBCM Convention Dear Members; Next week will be the annual UBCM Convention, this year held in Vancouver. This... Union Meeting – September 19, 2019   TO:                    ALL MEMBERS – REGION 4                            CUPE LOCAL 873    DATE:               THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,... 1 & 2 Call for Nominations – Prov. Safety Director & Benefit Trustee Re:      First and Second Call for Nominations – Provincial Safety Director & Benefit Trustee As per... Tentative Agreement Ratification – Voting Now Open Re:      Tentative Agreement Ratification – Voting Now Open  Voting for ratification on the 2019 Tentative Agreement... Region 1 South Union Meeting UNION MEETING Dear Members;  TO:                              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                                      CUPE LOCAL... Region 1 South Union Meeting UNION MEETING Dear Members;  TO:                              ALL MEMBERS – REGION 1 SOUTH                                      CUPE LOCAL... Member Update Dear Members: As you know, a call for nominations went out for Provincial Executive and Standing... Ratification Tour Face to Face Meeting Information Dear Members; Ratification Tour Face to Face Meeting Information: Please see below for meeting dates and... Negotiations Update – Summary of Proposed Changes Dear Members:  I am pleased to confirm that we have successfully reached agreement on all outstanding... September 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “As kids prepare to head back to school, your union team prepares... August 2019 Monthly Newsletter In this issue:  President’s Update “On July 19th, I was so happy to sign an Agreement in... July 2019 Member Newsletter In this issue: Presidents Update: “On May 29 / 30th, we completed two full days of mediations...