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Legislature Orders Striking British Columbia Paramedics Back to Work


 
 

| Thursday, November 12, 2009


After nearly 13 hours, Bill 21 passed early Saturday morning, forcing a new contract on ambulance paramedics, who have been on strike since April.

Union leaders representing B.C.'s paramedics called it a sad day for democracy and said the fight is far from over.

John Strohmeier, president of the Ambulance Paramedics of B.C., said Health Minister Kevin Falcon is wrong to think services will resume as normal.

"First of all, we're not going to be 100 per cent compliant with the legislation, I don't expect," he said.

"And I won't be directing my members to, for example, put on the uniforms anytime soon, nor will I be directing them to remove the stickers from their cars. All they're simply going to do is, where it says 'on strike,' it will now say 'un-strike.' "

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