Vancouver, B.C. – The following is a statement from Leanne Heppell, Executive Vice President & Chief Ambulance Officer, BC Emergency Health Services, related to today’s ratification of a three-year collective agreement which was reached on Jan. 6, 2023, between the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) and the Ambulance Paramedics & Ambulance Dispatchers Bargaining Association of BC (APADBA) impacting the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC (APBC) and its 4,600 paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers:
"On behalf of BC Emergency Health Services, I want to express our gratitude for a new, three-year collective agreement for paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers in British Columbia.
"I’d like to express my sincere thanks to those who worked tirelessly at the bargaining table for this agreement which will provide notable benefits for both employees and the public. We look forward to working with the union over the coming months as we implement these changes.
"We will have more to say in the months ahead as we focus on implementing this significant collective agreement."
For more full details on the new collective agreement, please visit the HEABC website