Volunteer firefighters exempt from on-call provisions in Fair Workplaces Act

Nov. 22, 2017, Toronto – Ontario’s Ministry of Labour plans to amend its fair workplaces legislation after municipalities argued it would bankrupt their volunteer fire departments. As it is now written, Bill 148 — the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act — would require municipalities to pay volunteer firefighters the same as their full-time counterparts. CBC News reports. | READ MORE

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