Labour Relations
Written by Len Garis and Larry Thomas
A large British Columbia fire department has experienced measurable operational and safety improvements after introducing pay incentives for its 396 unionized staff based on department-wide performance.
Written by Laura King
Editor’s note: Canadian Firefighter and EMS Quarterly editor Laura King spoke with Scott Mark
Written by Laura King
The 24-hour shift. Just four words, but an issue that has created a firestorm in some of Canada’s largest fire departments, as firefighters look for better work-life balance and managers weigh operational realities and public safety.
Written by Canadian Firefighter
As North American legislators make changes that require employers to prevent all kinds of workplace harassment – not just human rights violations – Canadian fire departments need to understand how the new laws affect them, their workers and their unions.
Written by Canadian Firefighter
In January, the Kitchener Fire Department in Ontario adopted a 24-hour shift for its 188 full-time firefighters.

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