CUPE Local 4848

President’s Report

Hello Sisters and Brothers of Local 4848,

On behalf of the executive board and me, we would like to wish you and your family safe and happy holidays. Our hope is that everyone will get a chance to rest and relax with family and maybe set a few goals for the coming year.

Your executive has been working on an agenda for 2018. Now that our convention has passed, and up until now, we have been busy, and I would like to bring everybody up to date on a few things.

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Sisters and Brothers,

With the signing of the Collective Agreement on November 28, 2017 anyone who has retired or no longer employed by Ambulance NB is still entitled to Retro pay if they meet the criteria as outlined in Article 44 of the contract.


44.01 Wages under this Agreement are effective from July 1, 2015. Retroactive pay shall apply to all paid hours including regular, overtime and call-back by any employee in the Bargaining Unit.

44.02 Persons not eligible for retroactive payment are as follows:

  1.  Those who left the employ of the Hospital before completing their probationary period.
  2.  Those persons who became employed on or after July 1, 2015, and who voluntarily left the employ of the Hospital prior to the date of the signing of this Agreement.
  3.  Those persons who have been discharged for matters of discipline.
  4.  Those persons who have left the employ of the Hospital without giving proper notice as defined in the Agreement.
  5.  Casual and temporary employees who have worked less than six (6) continuous months as of date of signing.

44.03 Any person who has a claim for retroactivity pay hereunder and who is not employed on the date of the signing of this Agreement shall make claim by notice in writing to the Hospital which was the former Employer within forty-five (45) calendar days from the signing of this Agreement. Failure to make such claim within the forty-five (45) day period will result in forfeiture of any entitlement to retroactive pay.

In order for people who meet the criteria they are required to contact the HR department on or before
Thursday January 11, 2018.

I would ask that if anyone knows of anyone who has left ANB please get in contact and get them to contact HR.

In Solidarity,

Joe Cormier

Newsletter 4848 - November 2017

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Message from the President - 31 October 2017

Sisters and brothers of local 4848.

Another year has passed us by and we your executive are getting ready to set an agenda for the coming one. I hope all is well with you and your family’s, and that you are taking care of yourself both physically and mentally. As paramedics and dispatchers, we work in a very high stress occupation, which in turn can affect us and our family’s in a very adverse way. In recognizing this we must take all precaution necessary to make sure we stay healthy, so we can then focus on the tasks at hand. Our perception from the public is one of help, protection and trust. We are highly regarded and respected across this province and are surely but slowly making gains in this profession.

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