Labour Relations
Written by Lauren Scott
Senior fire officials and human resources professionals gathered to discuss labour challenges, diversity and changes to legislation at the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs’ (OAFC) Labour Relations Seminar in January. The seminar was presented in partnership with labour and employment law firm Hicks Morley from Jan. 17-18 in Toronto.
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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