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Toronto paramedics have ‘huge morale problem’

Toronto Sun June 2, 2015 Don Peat

TORONTO – Toronto Paramedic Services is suffering from poor morale and Councillor Jim Karygiannis wants the city to find a cure.

Karygiannis provided the Toronto Sun with an exclusive copy of what he called an “explosive” report from CUPE Local 416 — the union that represents the city’s paramedics — and revealed he’ll be asking his colleagues to deal with it at next week’s council meeting.

Toronto paramedics wracked with stress, poor morale: report

Toronto paramedics wracked with stress, poor morale: report

680 News June 2, 2015 Michael Talbot

They’re the men and women we trust in times of distress and emergencies. But a new report shows Toronto paramedics are experiencing distress themselves, saying morale is low amongst the ranks and it’s leading to divorce, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse, and even suicide.

The report by the CUPE 416 EMS Unit was submitted in April. It will be made public on Wednesday by city councillor Jim Karygiannis.