Support Fort St John News

Weeks of meetings have finally produced a glimmer of hope in the two-month-old strike by B-C’s ambulance paramedics.
Two days of formal negotiations have been set for June 11th and 12th — after a month of talks trying to arrange a return to the bargaining table.
BJ Chute is with the Canadian Union of Public Employees which represents the paramedics…

[asset|aid=1463|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0d76c729c5dfe8c68520c069c071b45b-BJ Chute_1_Pub.mp3]

CUPE B-C president Barry O’Neill says the two sides are now “close” on many items, but they haven’t discussed, one of the key issues in the dispute….money
Thirty-five-hundred paramedics began a strike April 1st to back demands for improved wages and working conditions, although essential service legislation means they remain on the job.

Report an error

Read our guiding principles

Thanks for reading! is the voice of the Peace, bringing issues that matter to the forefront with independent journalism. Our job is to share the unique values of the Peace region with the rest of B.C. and make sure those in power hear us. From your kids’ lemonade stand to natural resource projects, we cover it – but we need your support. Give $10 a month to today and be the reason we can cover the next story. 

More stories you might like