Industrial action by fire officers went into its second day on Thursday. Some of the issues that prompted the action are an alleged lack of transparency in promotions, salary increases and alleged victimization.
As industrial action by the Fire Officers goes into day two President of the Fire Service Association Shane Felix is adamant that members will not return to work until a satisfactory solution to the problem has been reached. Mr. Felix cited transparency in promotion as one of the pressing issues but Home Affairs Minister Hermangild Francis says the promotion policy is fraught with many challenges. He says Government is working on it but it will take some time to iron out
Concerns have been raised about the ability of the Fire Service to respond to emergencies given the current situation. Mr. Francis says Fire Officers must keep in mind that their families could be impacted by emergency situations
The President of the Fire Service Association promised to provide an update on the matter on Friday