CUPE Local 4848

Notice of the 8th Annual Convention

CUPE Local 4848
Paramedics & Dispatchers
WHEN: October 6th and 7th, 2015
WHERE: Miramichi Rodd Inn, Miramichi, NB

June 12th, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The Executive of CUPE Local 4848 would like to welcome you to the 8th Annual Convention for the Paramedics / Dispatchers Union. This year, the Convention will be held at the Miramichi Rodd Inn, Miramichi on October 6th and 7th where a block of rooms has been held under CUPE 4848. You have to make your own reservations at (506) 773-3111 no later than September 1st.

It is important that members get the opportunity to come together every year to discuss the roles and functions of your union. That gives the membership a chance to meet other paramedics / dispatchers from different parts of the province to become acquainted with each other in a social setting rather than a working environment. Your elected station VP is your delegate and acts as your voice on station issues and the agenda for the Local.

Each station will be allowed to send the Station VP as a Delegate and all the Members of Local 4848 are welcomed to the Convention as Guests.
The agenda and registration form will follow.

Any changes to Local 4848 By-laws have to be submitted by July 12th, 2015 to Trent Piercy, secretary, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Executive is looking forward to seeing you.

In solidarity,

Judy Astle
President CUPE / SCFP Local 4848
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1-506-440-9986

IMPORTANT NOTICE

BY-LAWS CHANGES

The Executive of CUPE 4848 is requesting that all proposed amendments to the By-Laws of CUPE Local 4848 be forwarded to Trent Piercy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 12,2015 midnight. The current By Laws for 4848 are on the web page at www.local4848.ca.

MEMO TO CUPE 4848 MEMBERS

At noon on May 26th, 2015 CUPE 4848 had a rally on the front lawn of the Legislature!  The paramedics protested the cut of the Chipman 8:30 Ambulance and voiced high concern over the delay of passing of the PTSD Bill 15 by the Liberal government. The Executive would like to thank the paramedics and concerned citizens for supporting the rally. Members demanded the Health Minister, Victor Boudreau, to come out to speak to the crowd. After some time, he appeared and spoke with our members. From that conversation the Union has been invited to a meeting with the Health Minister on Tuesday, June 2nd at 10 AM!  Great work by everyone that was able to attend! We demanded to be heard and we will be heard!!!!

New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Mud Run for Heart

CUPE Local 4848 is proud to announce our sponsorship of the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Mud Run for Heart event this July in Sussex.

POLEY MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT WILL TRANSFORM INTO SOME OF THE MUDDIEST TERRAIN IN NEW BRUNSWICK ON JULY 25th, 2015.

The Mud Run for Heart will push you to overcome obstacles in this rugged 5 kilometer run, in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick. Along the way, you’ll experience culverts, heights, slides through the mud, and obstacles guaranteed to get your heart pumping. As sponsors, we have room for a number of paramedics and dispatchers to receive a free entry into this event which details are enclosed in the provided link at www.mudrunforheart.com   

If you are interested in participating in this event, please forward your name and e-mail address to Chris Kennedy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Save Our Ambulance!

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Liberal government cuts ambulance services in Chipman

For immediate release
April 27, 2015

CHIPMAN: Ambulance New Brunswick has been directed by the Gallant Government to cut one ambulance station in Chipman.

“We have been informed this morning that one ambulance will be taken out of service in mid-June”, said Ralph McBride, coordinator for CUPE Local 4848, which represents the paramedics and dispatchers in the province.

“The paramedics staffing the ambulance will receive their 30-day layoff notices tomorrow.  This decision from the government will affect between 8 to 10 fulltime and part-time paramedics.”

Read more: Liberal government cuts ambulance services in Chipman

SPRING 2015 Education Days

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