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Union critical of forest firefighter layoffs

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is sounding the alarm bell over forest fire fighter layoffs in Sault Ste. Marie. About 30 personnel are losing their jobs. OPSEU claims the layoffs will put communities in the Sault area at risk because they’ll face an extra burden. The union says when fighting forest fires, the Sault area will have to depend on crews from Wawa, Chapleau or Sudbury for help. OPSEU says this is not a way to save money because there’s an expense whenever these outside crews respond to forest fires.

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