Paramedics paid for standbyArbitrator orders policy change05/25/2015|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/25/2015 Paramedics in Weyburn, Sask., are entitled to premium pay while on standby, an arbitrator has decided. Joel Rogers, a primary care paramedic since 2011, was required to be on standby for a 24-hour period two summers ago. During the period, he was called in to work two shifts, which his union argued entitled him to a premium call-back pay for the second shift. As per arguments from the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS), the collective agreement dictated Rogers be compensated for the second shift, as those hours constituted overtime hours and they would have made a significant difference on his paycheque. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.