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Canada Tells SA Firefighters Go Home & They Refuse

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SA firefighters In Canada: ‘It’s not about the money’ Yet They Want More Money

The team has indicated that they will not leave until they receive confirmation that their pay demands will be met. ”They are demanding their money before they leave, and they [South African Firefighters will only leave] when they get confirmation that they get more money.” ”We all feel very terrible about it,” said Heine, who has been a firefighter for 30 years.

Fighting fire is no song and dance

Fighting fire is no song and dance

Cape Town – Canada has asked South Africa’s singing firefighters to go home after they downed hoses in a pay dispute, Working on Fire (WoF) said on Saturday.”The Canadian government has asked us to get them out of Canada as soon as possible,” said Johan Heine, chairperson of the board of Working on Fire.

But Heine said the team has indicated that they will not leave until they receive confirmation that their pay demands will be met. ”They are demanding their money before they leave, and [that they] get confirmation that they get more money.” ”We all feel very terrible about it,” said Heine, who has been a firefighter for 30 years.

A Working on Fire management team arrived in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday morning and would travel with a South African embassy official to Alberta where they are based, to negotiate and pick a date for their return.

Firefighting is only for the tough and dedicated

Firefighting is only for the tough and dedicated

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported online that Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley promised to intervene.

CBS quoted Notley as saying that it was not acceptable to her and her government that they would have people working for wages in that do not align with their labour laws. She said every firefighter from South Africa or anywhere else would be compensated “in accordance with our laws in this province.”

Not skimming, paid ‘three times’ Heine said Working on Fire wanted to refute claims that the government funded job creation initiative was skimming from the $170 a day the Canadians were paying, and only paying firefighters $50 a day.

”They were getting R720 a day while they were there, and suddenly they are demanding R300 more a day. So they get paid three times.”

SA Firefighters "Show Us The Money"

SA Firefighters “Show Us The Money”

He said they earn their normal salary – between R100 to R650 a day depending on their seniority, plus a R70 a day away from base allowance, plus a R50 a day out of country bonus. ”So they get paid three times.” But things quickly soured when some of the firefighters heard that local firefighters were paid $11 an hour.

Heine said although the Canadian per hour rate is higher than what they would have received, the Canadian firefighters only receive this while on the fireline.

The South Africans would have been paid their agreed amounts for every day that they were on the mercy mission, including their travel days, preparation days once there, and their rest days.

This, WoF believes comes to more than what the Canadian firefighters would earn. The Canadian firefighters work 12 hour shifts, with three to four rest days. ”They get paid $50 from the day they leave…everyday, regardless of if they work or not.” WoF thought this formula was fairer on the firefighters.

Was this just too much for the Song and dance firefighters

Was this just too much for the Song and dance firefighters

If the South African Firefighters demands are met about pay, they will earn more than the Canadian firefighters.

When they get home, they will face internal disciplinary action over the sudden strike.’People in emergency services are paramount and are not supposed to strike,” said Heine, a firefighter of 30 years.”We would like them to stay, but I think there’s no chance.”

In conclusion there was no mercy mission here it is and always was about the pay and free stuff, even though Johan Heine, chairperson of the board of Working on Fire and the South African government had good intentions, the minds of the workers cannot be changed as this happens in South Africa all the time.

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Chrissie Rossouw AE Top20 On Nashville’s NBRN.FM

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Listen to AirplayExpress’s Top 20 radio show hosted by Chrissie Rossouw on Nashville Radio NBRN.FM this morning at 11AM [Central Standard Time CST] Nashville Time & 6PM [Central African Time CAT] South African time

RadioWorldNBRNFMChrissie will be counting down week 23’s exciting Top 20 from Nashville Tennessee in her regular slot at the Nashville Broadcast Network this morning. To tune in right now click the NBRN banner to the left.

ChrissieRossouwIconChrissie Rossouw counts down the AirplayExpress Top 20 every week in line with AirplayExpress efforts to promote the Artists on AirplayExpress. This chart features only the songs downloaded for the week on AirplayExpress by professional people in the Music, Film and Television Industry including the lifeline of AirplayExpress, the Radio Stations, Disc Jockeys, Music Promoters and Producers. The show will be available every week on Monday at AirplayExpress’s RadioWorld for download by Radio Stations for airing on their radio stations and worldwide networks.

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AirplayExpressRadioWorld002Be the first Radio station in your country to air the AirplayExpress’s International Top20 Chart Show. First in South Africa, Down South Country Stereo 24.7, and now first in the USA, The Nashville Broadcast Radio Network NBRN.FM. Will you also be part of history as you air it first in (Australia, Japan, Britain, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, France, Holland, Panama, Dubai, Transvaal, Free State in June and July or wherever you may be in the world.

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Today’s Inspiration Station With Rhonnie Scheuerman


Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning

Focus On Service, Not Promotion

 Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men; Proverbs 25:6


Aspiring to leadership is commendable. Paul said, ‘…If someone aspires to be an elder, he desires an honorable position’ (1 Timothy 3:1). But there’s a difference between stepping forward to take on the responsibility of leadership, and stepping forward to project yourself into the limelight. Harry Truman said, ‘If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.’ The question isn’t whether you enjoy being the focus of attention, but whether you can take the heat that goes along with it. For every person who acknowledges your skills and appreciates your accomplishments, there’ll be ten who make demands on your time, talent and treasure. Consider Barnabas. When the Gospel was first preached to the Gentiles, church leaders in Jerusalem sent Barnabas to check it out. ‘When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and…faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord’(Acts 11:23-24).

Barnabas had three sterling qualities: 1) He’d nothing to prove. He never sought the limelight. When he mentored Paul, he happily let the emerging apostle rise above him, supporting him every step of the way. 2) He’d nothing to lose. He didn’t seek to guard his reputation or fear losing his popularity. He wanted to serve, not be served. 3) He’d nothing to hide. He didn’t try to maintain a facade or image. He remained authentic, vulnerable and transparent and, best of all, he rejoiced in the success of others.

Prayer Heavenly Father,

help me be more like Barnabas in the good qualities he had that reflected You.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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