The Record – Township Firefighters quitting over compensation questions

April 7, 2014

KITCHENER — A recent letter from the provincial firefighters’ association told members that the Ontario union and the international union of firefighters does not support the practice of full-time fighters volunteering as part-time firefighters. Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris said the stern warning from the provincial firefighters’ union is threatening. “This problem needs to be fixed,” he said. “We need full-time firefighters who provide the training, the leadership and the expertise that our volunteer firefighter departments need.”  Read More