Newfoundland reaches tentative funding deal with community ambulance operators

Agreement will also see increase in base wages
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 07/23/2014

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador has reached a tentative funding agreement with the province’s non-profit ambulance operators.

The agreement — which will run until April 2017 — would see a total funding increase of $1.6 million to the community-based ambulance attendants.

Additionally, base wages for the workers would see a $1 per hour increase in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Reached with the Newfoundland and Labrador Community Ambulance Operators Association (NLCAOA), the deal is expected to be finalized in a few short weeks and should see operators receive $5.4 million in funding in the next year.

Approximately $5.6 million in funding would be doled out in 2015-16 and an estimated $5.8 million will reach the association in 2016-17.

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