B.C. Paramedics Petition for Essential Service

Local paramedics are seeking signatures on an initiative petition to amend the Fire and Police Services Collective Bargaining rights act to give paramedics the same collective bargaining rights as firefighters and police officers.  Currently paramedics in BC are not deemed as an essential service.

Local spokesperson Dean Perry says.  "With just over 3 weeks remaining in the tight time period they are giving an all-out effort to get the required 4750 signatures in the Vernon Monashee electoral district and 4091 for Shuswap.  We encourage everyone who hasn't signed to come out to one of the signing events for the balance of March"  

You can sign the petition at the following locations:

Tuesdays Save On Foods, Shops at Polson Park 2pm-6pm
Thursdays Save On Foods, Village Green Centre 10-2 and 4-6pm
Plus this Saturday March 18th.  Real Canadian Super Store Anderson Way 9am-5pm

To find a calendar of events in other areas, request a canvasser, or for more information visit www.yourparamedics.ca