EMS expands its presence in Alberta

Alberta (July 28, 2014) –On July 24, 2014, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attendant groups voted to join CUPE’s ever expanding membership.The six additional EMS stations that are now officially certified include Breton, Drayton Valley, Lac La Biche, Smoky Lake, Thorhild and Vilna.

CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts said, “We are overjoyed that these six groups wanted to be a part of CUPE.”

“As more EMS stations decide to join CUPE, it not only improves representation in the emergency services sector, but also allows for members to advocate for staff and public safety in a more collective approach.”

CUPE also represents ambulance attendants in Beaver, St. Paul, Sylvan Lake, Vegreville and Westlock.

CUPE looks forward to representing the members concerns.


Canadian Union of Public Employees

CUPE represents workers in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines and more. CUPE has more than 70 offices across the country, in every province.

Naomi Mison
CUPE National, Communications Representative
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