Human Resources Legislative Update
Mandatory Retirement Legislation For Firefighters Referred to Committee
Date: May 11, 2011
On May 11, 2011, Bill 181, the Fire Protection and Prevention Amendment Act, 2011, was ordered referred to the Standing Committee on General Government.
As previously reported, Bill 181 would, if passed, amend the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 to provide for the mandatory retirement at age 60 of firefighters regularly assigned to fire suppresion duties, in certain circumstances, and impose a duty of fair representation on bargaining agents in respect of firefighters in the unit, whether or not they are members of the bargaining agent.