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National security minister Hermangild Francis claims that it is disingenuous of the St. Lucia Fire Service Association to say that the government has not be taking measures to address occupational health and safety concerns of firefighters. The officers recently downed their tools for ten days, citing a list of longstanding grievances.  
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The Caribbean Association of Firefighters (CAFF) has written to Saint Lucia’s Fire Chief asserting that it is ‘deeply concerned’ about the climate between the Saint Lucia Fire Service Association and the government here. In the March 26, 2019 letter to Joseph Joseph, the CAFF lauded the initiative which saw Labour Minister, Stephenson King, meeting with […]

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Saint Lucia firefighters who returned to work last week after staging strike action, have provided timelines for the government to address their concerns. The head of the Saint Lucia Fire Service Association, Shane Felix, made the disclosure to reporters Monday. He said the association had written to Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, on the matter. The […]

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Firefighters are back on the job. They returned as the protest was beginning to take a toll on the service. Those who reported for duty were having a tough time with more than 60 percent of their colleagues off the job. There was also pressure on the strikers, with members of the public taking to …
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Saint Lucia’s Fire Chief says he can’t attribute any loss of life to a recent strike by firefighters. Joseph Joseph acknowledged that a number of stations were closed as a result of the industrial action by members of the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS). Joseph also said responses  to certain calls would have been delayed. […]

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Firefighters who have been on strike for almost two weeks, have agreed to return to work.  Their decision follows a recent meeting at the Dennery fire station.  They say they plan to write to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, to outline the conditions under which they will resume duty.    (Shane Felix, Chairman – Fire Service Association) Reports indicate …
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Striking Saint Lucia firefighters have agreed to return to work, following a meeting at the Dennery Fire station, St Lucia Times has been reliably informed. The Saint Lucia Fire Service Association is reported to be in receipt of a letter informing the organisation of the removal of contracts and asserting that firefighters on probation would […]

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(SNO) — There is no end in sight, at least for the time being, in a strike by firefighters after they rejected the latest offers by the Allen Chastanet-led government. A letter, bearing Chastanet’s signature on the latest offers, was promptly rejected by the firefigthers. Chairman of the Saint Lucia Firefighters Association (SLFA), Shane Felix, ...

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There is still no progress in the impasse between the government and The St. Lucia Fire Service Association. The fire fighters have been on strike for ten days now with more than sixty percent of them participating in the protest. This has meant that the senior officers of the fire service have had to man the service. …
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