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Honolulu reaches EMS deal for 4-day weeks

The agreement involves working longer hours per day and is designed to help alleviate staff shortages; more details are expected soon

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

HONOLULU — Officials with the city have apparently reached an agreement with the United Public Workers union that would allow paramedics and emergency medical technicians to work longer, four-day weeks.

The plan is designed to help with staff shortage issues the Department of Emergency Services has had in recent months. Some Emergency Medical Services Division stations have been forced to shut down for certain weekend shifts due to shortages.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and UPW officials are expected to provide details at a news conference Tuesday morning.


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