The Montreal Firefighters Association has unanimously decided to call for a boycott of the 2017 Montreal World Police and Fire Games.
This is in no way intended to target the WPFG Federation. Montreal's firefighters are proud to participate in sports events around the world.
We are currently embroiled in a major dispute with the City of Montreal and the Quebec provincial government over forced changes to our collective agreements and pension funds. The cause of the conflict is the recent adoption of Bill 15, which has sparked a heated battle with firefighters, police, and municipal employees across Quebec.
Our boycott of the 2017 Montreal Games is just one of the many impacts of this conflict.BILL 15 EXPLAINED
In this dispute, the City of Montreal has unjustly taken disciplinary measures against 54 firefighters, ranging from suspensions without pay of one to six months to the outright firing without cause of 6 of our members.
Over 750,000 firefighters, police, civil servants, and union members will be boycotting the 2017 Games.
- Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE-Québec)
- Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC-Québec)
- Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec
- Teamsters - Canada
- Montreal Airports Fire Unit
- Drummondville Firefighters Union
- Gatineau Firefighters Association
- Laval Firefighters Association
- Longueuil Firefighters Association
- Marieville Firefighters Association
- Terrebonne Firefighters Union
- Quebec City Firefighters Association
- Canadian Police Association
- Chicago Fire Department
- Fire Brigade Employees Union (FBEU)
New South Wales, Australia
- San Antonio, TX
- Montreal Firefighters Association
The Quebec Firefighters Union's 111 local sections:
- Acton Vale
- Canton de Gore
If you have been approached to financially support the Montreal Games, we respectfully request that you consider contributing to worthier causes.
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