SA firefighters in Canada down hoses over wage dispute

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South African firefighters working in Canada have downed their fire hoses.

JOHANNESBURG – South African firefighters working in Canada have downed their fire hoses.

They caused a sensation when they broke into song after arriving to help fight that country&39;s spring fire outbreak.

But now they have gone on strike over pay.

According to reports, the firefighters claim that they were promised R750 a day, but are only receiving a third of this.

Working with Fire is sending a team to Canada on Friday to try resolve the issue.

It says the pay was agreed to before the group left the country, and any outstanding amounts will be paid upon their return.

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