Recent Free Press Poll Results

September 20, 2013

To: All Members of Local 867

From: Alex Forrest, President

Yesterday, September 19th, the Winnipeg Free Press featured poll asked, “Should the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service implement a plan to cut overtime costs?”

The results of this poll are now in and 65 percent of respondents said that they didn’t want any cuts made in fire department unless it could be done without affecting safety. 45 percent said just hire more firefighters.

Yes, the rising costs are out of control 35% 1934 votes

Only if it doesn’t affect service/response times 20% 1093 votes

No, hire more firefighters pay less overtime 45% 2456 votes