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Nov 20, 2023 Media Release

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Nov 20, 2023
Media Release:

IUOE Local 727 Paramedicine Professionals ratify three (3) year collective agreement with EMC Emergency Medical Care Inc.

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 727 represents the resilient front line paramedicine professionals throughout the Province of Nova Scotia. The Paramedics, LifeFlight Team members and Clinical Transport Operators are a vital component in the delivery of quality healthcare in Nova Scotia.

With the assistance the IUOE Canadian Office, IUOE Local 727 negotiated a proposed collective agreement with EMC Emergency Medical Care Inc. on behalf of the membership of Local 727 on November 9, 2023. Once a deal was reached at the bargaining table, IUOE Local 727 conducted information sessions to ensure the membership had an opportunity to review the content of the proposed collective agreement. Voting of the membership to ratify the proposed collective agreement took place November 15-17, 2023. IUOE Local 727 is pleased to report the membership who deliver paramedicine in the province of Nova Scotia voted to ratify the proposed collective agreement.

IUOE Local 727 would like to thank the hardworking paramedicine professionals that make up our proud membership for their patience and confidence while IUOE Local 727 worked with EMC and the provincial government to ensure the difficult work our membership do every day to save the lives of Nova Scotians was appropriately reflected in the terms of the renewed collective agreement.

IUOE International Representative and Lead Negotiator Lorna Harnum – “The IUOE Canadian Office, Local 727 Business Manager Kevin McMullin and our dedicated Union Bargaining Committee worked tirelessly at the bargaining table to deliver on our commitment to the membership, a collective agreement commensurate of the difficult work our members do every day to ensure the health and safety of all Nova Scotians.”

IUOE Local 727 Business Manager Kevin MacMullin – “This renewed collective agreement represents a commitment on the part of EMC and the provincial government to recognize the importance of our members across the province. IUOE Local 727 sees this deal as an important step, ensuring our members are properly compensated for their commitment to Nova Scotia. There is still work to be done to ensure the work life balance and wellbeing of our members’ is priority number one, but this is a clear signal from EMC and government that they are going to be partners in this pursuit moving forward.”

IUOE Local 727 | Nova Scotia Paramedic Union
PO BOX 38013 | Dartmouth NS B3B 1X2 Canada
902.481.0523 | FAX: 902.481.0531 | office@iuoe727.ca | iuoe727.ca
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Nova Scotia Paramedics IUOE Local 727

We are the Nova Scotian Paramedic Union and represent all ground ambulance and flight Paramedics, Flight Nurses and Transport Operators/Clinical Transport Operators.


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PO Box 38013 Dartmouth
Nova Scotia, B2B 1X2