The Fire Service Association says it received a letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs confirming that the issue of contracts for probationers has been dealt with. This is among a myriad of issues that fire fighters have been griping about for decades and under successive administrations.
Earlier this week President of the Fire Service Association Shane Felix indicated that the Association would be willing to return to work if Government addresses at least one of the issues that prompted fire fighters strike action. On Friday Mr. Felix confirmed that the Association received a communique from the Home Affairs Ministry indicating that it has dealt with the issue of contracts for probationers. However several other matters remain unresolved such as matters relating to promotions and the Leadership issues as well as salary negotiations. The Association also stated it has no problem with Government putting contingency plans in place during the time of the industrial action.
The Association made it clear that this is not a fight against the Government and that contingency plans will not solve the problems . The Association reiterated its commitment to ensuring that the issues are resolved
Fire Officers have been on strike from last Wednesday