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Paramedics pleased with separate bargaining unit

The regional vice-president of ambulance paramedics calls a standalone bargaining unit a great step forward.

Amy Chris has been a paramedic in the Kootenays for 17 years in Fernie, Nelson, and Salmo.

She applauds the announcement this week that they’ll be split off from the Facilities Bargaining Association, which has represented them for seven years.

The union says paramedics are fundamentally different than facility-based health care workers.

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