Human Resources Legislative Update
Bill 181, Mandatory Retirement Legislation For Firefighters, Passes Third Reading as Amended
Date: May 31, 2011
On May 31, 2011, Bill 181, the Fire Protection and Prevention Amendment Act, 2011, passed at Third Reading as amended and is expected to receive Royal Assent shortly.
As previously reported, Bill 181 amends the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 to provide for the mandatory retirement at age 60 of firefighters regularly assigned to fire suppression 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.
The Bill should be consulted for coming into force information.