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Ambulance Subsector

Fast facts

The Ambulance Paramedics and Ambulance Dispatchers Subsector Collective Agreement covers more than 5,000 paramedics and ambulance dispatchers in BC. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 873 represent the employees in the Ambulance subsector. These employees were previously part of the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA).

Paramedics and ambulance dispatchers are employees of BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), which is part of Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


HEABC and the Ambulance Paramedics & Ambulance Dispatchers Bargaining Association (APADBA) have ratified a three-year agreement under the province’s Shared Recovery Mandate for public sector bargaining. HEABC and APABDA reached a tentative agreement on January 6, 2023, which was subject to ratification by both parties. The agreement supports government’s key priorities to improve public services and the health care system, while supporting the province’s continued economic recovery for all.