REVISED // Important Update for Ornge Members – District 344

REVISED // Important Update for Ornge Members – District 344

September 27, 2021 at 3:00 PM


Following the conciliation proceedings between the union and employer on September 2, 2021, the parties advanced to binding arbitration which occurred September 22nd with the assistance of Mediator/Arbitrator William (Bill) Kaplan. This provided an opportunity for your Unifor Bargaining Committee to present the outstanding issues that were understood to be important and a priority for the Ornge membership.

As a result of these events, Arbitrator Kaplan has issued the following arbitration award (PDF).

Unifor was successful in achieving several improvements to the tentative agreement in several areas. To learn more, you are invited to attend one of the following Zoom meetings which will be held as follows:

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

1300 - 1400 EST

1700 - 1800 EST

1900 - 2000 EST (new)


Note: Zoom details were e-mailed to members earlier today.



An updated MOS will be created and your Unifor Bargaining Committee will meet to review the document. Once finalized, a new collective agreement will be printed and made available to all members.

Your bargaining committee knows this has been a very long and tenuous process. The Committee wishes to recognize the perseverance and solidarity that this membership has shown throughout the process.


In Solidarity,

Your Unifor-Ornge Bargaining Committee
Mark Etherington, Chairperson
Keith Simons, Northern Bases
Geoffrey Brown, Southern Bases
Denise Cochrane, Assistant to the Local President
Kelly-Anne Orr, National Staff Representative



For more information, please contact:
Denise Cochrane, Assistant to the Local President



21-09-27 Ornge membership update with award EN.txt