CUPE Local 4848

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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.”

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SPRING 2015 Education Days

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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.


Our Contract expires June 2015. Here is your opportunity to make changes to your contract. Please use the attached form to submit proposals for your new contract.

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