FIREFIGHTERS FACE UNION CHARGES FOR VOLUNTEERING IN HOME COMMUNITIES.
CALL TO STOP INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF) UNION FROM PREVENTING AND CHARGING FIRE FIGHTERS FROM VOLUNTEERING AS FIREFIGHTERS IN HOME COMMUNITIES.
Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are barred from volunteering as firefighters in communities that fall within the union's jurisdiction, a provision that has led to resignations in Ontario fire departments from Ottawa to Stratford in recent years.
This is a violation of any Canadian's constitutional right to choose how they volunteer in their spare time.
We call upon the IAFF to drop the charges against Mandy Gould and all "double-hatters" who volunteer their time to local communities, thereby sharing, in a meaningful way, with their community - as they wish. Further, there will be no fines, no financial repercussions and no job threat to these "double-hatters" (as they have been termed) and no on-the-job repercussions by fellow firefighters.
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