Paramedics converge on Richmond this afternoon as they hold a march and rally to protest stalled contract talks.

Members of CUPE BC local 873 plan to march to the Richmond Olympic Oval at noon -- one day after the province turned down their latest contract proposal.

CUPE's national president and CUPE BC leaders will address the rally following the march, accusing the BC Ambulance Service of rejecting paramedics' consistent efforts to resolve their strike.

Paramedics launched job action April 1st, seeking improvements to working conditions and a significant wage increase.