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London ambulance logistic techs say yes to OPSEU

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

Seeking a stronger voice in the workplace, the Logistics Technicians at the Middlesex London Emergency Medical Services Authority (MLEMS) have voted nearly unanimously to join OPSEU. 

“Welcome to OPSEU and congratulations – you’ve made a great choice,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “Good emergency medical services save lives. That means good paramedics, but it also means a good team supporting the paramedics, making sure they have everything they need the moment they need it. 

“By joining OPSEU, these Logistics Technicians will now have the strength to demand the working conditions they need to do their work as effectively as possible.” 

The 23 new members will be able to work closely through OPSEU with the MLEMS paramedics who belong to OPSEU Local 147. 

“Day in and day out, the work we do saves lives,” said Jamie Ramage, the chair of OPSEU’s Ambulance sector. “The better we’re able to do our jobs, the more lives we  save.

“As OPSEU members, we’re always working together to make sure we’ve got what we need to do the best job we can do. I’m so glad that these Logistics Technicians have decided to work together with us.”

The new members will be part of OPSEU Region 1.

“I’m proud and excited that these workers have chosen to join us,” said OPSEU Region 1 Vice-President Laurie Nancekivell. “There’s strength in numbers, and OPSEU now has nearly 170,000 members across the province.  “Working together and standing side-by-side with one another, we’re able to fight for the high-quality emergency medical services – and public services in general – that every Ontarian deserves.”