Tag Archives: Sackville Fire & Rescue

Former Sackville firefighter ‘speechless’ over new town bylaw’s complaints procedure

Former Sackville firefighter Kevin Scott says he was speechless when he heard about the town’s plan to scrap an independent grievance procedure in the bylaw that governs Sackville Fire & Rescue. “Basically, they’ve flipped me the bird,” he said today … Continue reading

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Sackville hopes to boost volunteer firefighter roster with five new recruits

Sackville’s deputy mayor has announced that the town’s fire department is looking forward to welcoming up to five new recruits within the next couple of weeks. “Over the next six months, the new recruits will be able to train alongside … Continue reading

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NB Ombud sides with town: Fire Dept. report can remain secret

New Brunswick’s newly appointed Ombud has decided the town was right when it refused to release a consultant’s report that assessed working conditions within Sackville Fire & Rescue. In a letter e-mailed today to Warktimes, Ombud Marie-France Pelletier writes that the … Continue reading

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Sackville fire service in crisis a year after first reports of workplace turmoil

Sackville Fire & Rescue is still in a state of crisis one year after Warktimes first published stories about low morale caused by persistent bullying, favouritism and harassment that had led to the resignations of about 17 volunteer firefighters over a five-year … Continue reading

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Sackville says details in consultant’s report on fire dept. woes will not be made public

A consultant’s report on how to fix persistent bullying, harassment and the flouting of safety rules in Sackville Fire & Rescue will remain confidential, according to a statement posted today on the town’s website. “The assessment provides a comprehensive review … Continue reading

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Former Sackville firefighter seeks chance to tell consultants about bullying, harassment & sexism in fire dept.

Former Sackville firefighter Kevin Scott says he needs to speak to the consultants conducting a workplace assessment of the town’s fire department, but has yet to receive an invitation to an interview. “I think they need to know that the … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors pleased CAO has hired HR firm to review fire dept. allegations

Sackville’s Chief Administrative Officer says that the consulting firm the town has hired to review workplace practices in the fire department will decide on its own who will be interviewed in the course of its investigation. Jamie Burke was responding … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates respond to questions about fire service: Part Two

Sackville’s two mayoralty candidates are responding in their own ways to questions about bullying, harassment  and discrimination in the town’s fire service that has been going on for several years. Acting Mayor Ron Aiken says he did not receive Warktimes … Continue reading

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Sackville mayoralty candidates duck questions about fire department: Part One

So far, Sackville’s two mayoralty candidates are not answering questions about what they would do, if elected, about allegations of discrimination, harassment and bullying in the town’s fire department. Acting Mayor Ron Aiken did not respond to e-mails and a … Continue reading

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‘It’s got to stop’: Firefighters call for an end to bullying, harassment and favouritism in Sackville Fire & Rescue

Firefighters say it’s time for Sackville’s fire chief, the town CAO, and members of town council to end the persistent bullying and intimidation of volunteers that has led to a spate of resignations over the last five years. “I think … Continue reading

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