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WorkingOnFireEWN reports that Working on Fire has written to Canadian officials apologising for its firefighters causing “an international incident” for striking over a heated pay dispute.  

Three hundred South African firefighters on strike in Canada will be sent home in the next few days, where they will face a disciplinary hearing.  Working on Fire CEO Johan Heine said the deployment to assist in fighting wildfires in Canada, which ended in a pay dispute, was not how the organisation did business.  He indicated that the organisation always discussed remuneration with firefighters and formal contracts were always signed before they left on assignment.

  • Read this report by Emily Corke in full at EWN
  • See too, SA firefighters in Canada to face heat in disciplinary hearing, at EWN
  • And also, Working on Fire left red-faced over pay dispute, at eNCA

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