CUPE Local 4848

Memo to station vice-presidents

Spring training in union matters is available for you. Reasonable expenses will be covered by Local 4848 to take this important training. Please check out the list of courses offered by CUPE NB on their webpage under education (list also attached) and find a course that you feel will help you in your shop stewarding position. You need to apply to your Regional President for approval of the course and expenses before registering, so your immediate action is required. Please take advantage of this offer.

pdfSPRING-2014-CUPE-Education-Agenda-NB (PDF - 140 KB)

WorkSafe NB Decision re: Roadside Posting – December 2013

The local would like to inform all CUPE 4848 members of the decision of the Workplace Health and Safety Appeal concerning Roadside Posting. The WHSCC Chief Compliance Officer had taken into consideration the Right to Refuse of Roadside Posts throughout the province, and subsequent orders by its Compliance Officer in Moncton, with information provided during a meeting where the provincial concerns of Roadside posting were raised with Local 4848. An appeal of a compliance officer’s order on the safety of the Evergreen and Elmwood Roadside posts was held on November 18th in Moncton. The appeal considered all of the provincial concerns on roadside posts and the outcome of the appeal would apply to all employees of ANB in all regions. The WHSCC has concluded that roadside posts and ANB policy are safe within the Workplace Health and Safety Act and regulations. The report offered conclusions and recommendations to be made for all employees to view. The reports are attached and those who filed a right to refuse can make a final appeal of the order to the Appeals Tribunal.

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Communication

The NB Minister of Health has communicated through Local Area MLA's to CUPE 4848 that the 2100 hr - 0900 hr Ambulance will remain in Chipman and Deploy in Greater Area as needed, there will be no layoffs or bumping.

$250.00 donation from CUPE 4848

photo-20-11-2013-smLuc Masse, Union Station VP, presenting the $250.00 donation from CUPE 4848 to Steve MacDonald.

CUPE 4848 will be holding a Rally

CUPE 4848 will be holding a Rally from noon to approximately 1 pm on November 14th across the street from 210 John Street in Moncton (ANB Head Office). Members will be asked to gather along the sidewalk across from ANB property.

All members of CUPE Local 4848 should attend to show our solidarity in opposition to layoffs of paramedics in the Chipman station. Members are encouraged to carpool and wear any non-ANB Paramedic gear they would like. CUPE 4848 will provide some of Local 4848 traffic vests that are available.

To Members of CUPE 4848

CUPE 4848 is having a Rally on November 5, 2013 in front of the Legislature in Fredericton at 12:30 pm to oppose the cuts to the Ambulance Service in Chipman which have to stop now.  We do not know who will be affected next. Please come out and support the Rally. The Executive will have a number of signs, vests and flags to loan to the members.

We need your support!!

Paramedic Lay-Offs

To: Members of CUPE Local 4848

Re: Paramedic Lay-Offs

Dear Members,

I have the displeasure of informing our members of Lay-offs to our Paramedics. CUPE Local 4848 was informed early on October 23, 2013 that the New Brunswick Department of Health and NB EMS are giving the union a 30 day notice of intent to lay-off Paramedics.

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