Strong support for paramedics

Strong support for paramedics

Paramedics want the same collective bargaining rights as firefighters and police officers

Local paramedics are pleased with the support they have received from the public.

Paramedics seeking signatures on an initiative petition to give them the same collective bargaining rights as firefighters and police officers have received 5,025 signatures in Vernon-Monashee, surpassing the required 4,750. They have also received 4,382 signatures in Shuswap while 4,091 are required.

“With just over a week remaining in the tight time period, we are encouraging people to come out and sign as the process could see some signatures rejected for one reason or another,” said Dean Perry, a campaign organizer.

Local canvassers will be at the Polson Save On Foods Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursday at the Village Green Centre Save On Foods from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

“The support is overwhelming and we wish to thank all the people who have signed and the local businesses that have allowed us to set up and gather signatures,” said Perry.