Organ Air Ambulance says service will continue despite labor issues with paramedics

TORONTO – Ontario’s Air Ambulance Service says it is committed to serving patients without disruption as labor struggles with its paramedics continue.

The union, which represents the Organ Workers, says that in a vote held on Friday, paramedics voted overwhelmingly in favor of the strike action, if necessary.

Organ paramedics have issued a provincial law that came into force in 2019 and the cap increased public sector wages by one percent annually.

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If necessary, a union representing Ontario’s paramedics in favor of the strike

A spokesman for Orge says the agency is confident a proposal can be reached, but the service will not comment further regarding the negotiations.

Organ paramedics have been instrumental in helping to transfer critically ill COVID-19 patients to intensive care units across the province.

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He has also helped implement Ontario’s vaccination plan in remote communities.

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