New Policy put out by Acting Chief Bill Clark
September 18, 2013
To: All Members of Local 867
From: Alex Forrest, President
UFFW is asking that all members, active and retired, and their spouses to call or email all councillors and the Mayor to voice their opposition to the new policy put out by Acting Chief Clark. We are including in this memo contact information for the Mayor and all Councillors.
This policy will put the firefighters and the citizens of Winnipeg at risk. It will mean that we will not have the proper number of Fire Fighters available and therefore we will not be able to respond with industry standards. Less staff means our job has become more dangerous.
Turning four person pumps into two person squads will render that machine useless as a firefighting machine. This is also a clear violation of our collective agreement.
There is a reason for the increase in overtime in the Winnipeg Fire Department and it is lack of hiring. We have not had one new hire since January but we have had thirty-four retirements and fifteen long term disabilities. That is fifty less firefighters available and as such overtime was needed.
|Title||First Name||Last Name||Email Address||Phone #|
|His Worship||Mayor Sam||Katzfirstname.lastname@example.org||986-2196|