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B.C. school support staff reach tentative deal, avoid strike / Winnipeg firefighters’ union knocks controversial plan to offset overtime costs
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/30/2013

Cuts put Winnipeg firefighters, public at risk: Union

Winnipeg — A controversial new proposal to cut overtime expenses at Winnipeg’s fire department will put staff and citizens at risk, according to the firefighters’ union.

In an internal memo publicly leaked by the union on Sept. 18, acting fire chief Bill Clark urged city council to implement changes that would offset rising overtime costs.