April 2020 Member Newsletter

In this issue:

President’s Update “Some of the words we often now use include unprecedented, crisis, terrifying and that we are navigating unchartered waters.  What is not unprecedented or unchartered is the way paramedics and emergency dispatchers rise to the challenges and adversity that every crisis presents.”

WSBC Reporting  “What mental health disorders are eligible for benefits? To qualify for benefits, a mental health disorder must have happened at work and been caused by work. The disorder must be due to one or more significant work-related stressors or a reaction to one or more traumatic work-related events.

Paramedics in the News This unprecedented crisis has put healthcare workers on the forefront of people’s minds, and the media. Our executive has been kept busy ensuring our story – paramedics and dispatchers on the frontlines of this crisis – is being told.” 

Social Media “These five videos had over 26,100 views on Facebook (a total of over 195 hours watched), 5334 views on Twitter, 1503 on Instagram and 521 views on YouTube. We currently do not use any paid for views on our platforms, so these are all organic views which is remarkable and made possible by our membership sharing them on your own profiles and the public who are our fans.” 

Provincial Safety Message: Staying safe during COVID-19 “As directed from the employer if you are a full-time or regular part-time employee and have been directed to self-isolate by a qualified practitioner or have tested positive for COVID-19 you will be placed on a general leave with pay. If you are an on-call employee and have the same situation as above you will be placed on general leave with pay based on an average of the proceeding three months earning.”  

And so much more!!
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