Collective bargaining continues between the City and Unifor Local 1359, the union representing the City’s paramedics.
The City values the important work paramedics do, and continues to negotiate an agreement in a responsible manner within a Council mandate that is fair to its employees and affordable for the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie.
Community safety continues to be a priority. Ambulance services will continue during contract negotiations. The City is committed to working through the bargaining process to find common ground to effect an acceptable agreement between the parties. Both the City and the Union will meet a conciliation officer in January 2018.
The contract for the City of Sault Ste. Marie Emergency Medical Services’ represents 54 paramedics that work in the EMS Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services ended in March 2017.
General information will be available to the public as appropriate.