CUPE Local 4848

Paramedics Union disappointed in government stalling tactics

March 24, 2015

Fredericton:  The Union representing the New Brunswick Paramedics, CUPE local 4848, is disappointed with the government tactics to delay the adoption of a legislation which would allow first responders to access Workers’ Compensation coverage for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

“Last week, the government supported the principle of a Private Member Bill that proposed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act.  The amendments would allow first responders to be eligible for workers’ compensation for PTSD without having to prove that their condition is work-related”, explained Denny Cogswell, spokesperson for CUPE 4848.

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2014 CUPE 4848 Bursary Recipients

CUPE 4848 wish to announce and congratulate the following recipients of their Bursaries awarded for the year 2014. The recipients are:

  • Hilary Pearson, Member’s daughter - Mount Allison University
  • Taylor Lowe, Member’s daughter – Oulton, Moncton
  • Evan Colford, Member’s son - Acadia University
  • Alesha Baxter, Member’s daughter - Divinity College

The 2014 Solidarity Bursary sponsored by Andre Gallant Financial Security was awarded to Hamish Hornell, member’s son, who is in his final year at the Maritime College of Forest Technology.

Again, Congratulations and we wish you well in your studies and future.


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Paramedic Climbs to Base Camp on Everest

TREVOR MCNALLY Campbellton Tribune



Campbellton paramedic Yves Goudreau spent about two weeks travelling to Nepal to climb to the base camp of Mount Everest earlier this month. Here he's seen with a city flag.

It was the journey of a lifetime for a Campbellton paramedic and preparing for it seemed like an eternity.

Yves Goudreau said going to Mount Everest was something he’s always wanted to do.

“Everest has always been a dream to conquer,” he said on Oct. 28. “I had dreamed about ascending to base camp for many years and about 18 months before the trek, I had made the decision to get back into shape, which meant I needed to lose around 50 to 60 pounds. The motivation to push me to better health was committing to meeting this dream by my 50th birthday, so I worked really hard to lose the weight which I did.”

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