Unifor reaches tentative agreement with ORNGE Air Ambulance

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Unifor has reached a tentative agreement on behalf of ORNGE Air Ambulance Paramedics.

“With the united support of the membership behind them the bargaining committee was able to secure a tentative agreement that addresses key priorities for air ambulance paramedics,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. “My congratulations to the bargaining committee for their hard work.”

Unifor Local 2002 represents 200 paramedics at ORNGE, who perform critical patient transfers in rural and remote communities and in times of medical crisis. The tentative agreement was reached Friday, June 9, 2023.

“The tentative agreement that has been reached is a testament to the collaborative spirit and tireless advocacy of our bargaining committee,” Mark Etherington, Critical Care Flight Paramedic, District Chairperson, Unifor 2002. “It reflects their steadfast determination to secure improvements in working conditions, fair wages and improved benefits for all of our members.

Details of the new tentative agreement will not be made public until after ratification. A ratification vote will be held in the coming days.