Regina school caretaker terminated for not holding valid firefighter certificate

Firefighter exam failed 8 times by employee over 8 years
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/19/2019
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Despite more than 30 years of experience with the Regina Catholic school division, a head caretaker was dismissed after numerous failed attempts at gaining his boiler operator certification.

The employee had worked for the Regina Roman Catholic School Division since 1985. When he was first hired as a custodian, the caretaker (who wasn’t identified by name) held the proper certification, which allowed him to work at a facility that had a boiler.

In 1987, the caretaker successfully bid into a head caretaker position at an elementary school, where he continued to work until his termination in 2017.