Four of the Executive Board Members attended the National Sectorial Meetings held in Ottawa earlier this month. The purpose of these meetings is to bring similar groups together to discuss and strategize on situations across the country. Sadly I must report the other groups had the same top three issues.
This was an extremely beneficial meeting and we spoke with other Paramedic Locals across Canada and told them about our Maritime EMS Unions Conference and many of the provinces were amazed. We have since be working on a National EMS Congress. Made up of Paramedic Unions to work collaboratively on the working conditions of Paramedics and Dispatchers. PAC and the EMS Chiefs of Canada meet and discuss issues, it is time that the Unions follow suit and come from a unified front.