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Firefighters saga: Both sides of the coin

It is reported that firefighters who reported for duty an hour late should be sent home and EMS Management has told firefighters who refuse to work after 4pm are ‘absconding from work’ and the ‘no work, no pay rule’ will apply.

This follows the outcome of the deadlocked labour bargaining council meeting between EMS and unions representing firefighters last week.

John speaks to Head of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services, Tshepo Makola and a firefighter about this matter.

Why must we work 12 hours when we are only paid for 8 hours?

Samuel, a Firefighter

Listen to the full conversation below:

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