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A fiery dispute between your city’s fire-paramedic chief along with a union representing paramedics required center stage in an arbitration hearing on Wednesday.

The Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union Local 911 accused Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief John Lane of insulting and disrespecting its people by taking part in an worldwide firefighters’ conference in August 2015 that discussed the city’s integrated fire-paramedic service model, that has been in position because the 1990s.

In the centre from the matter is Lane’s participation inside a workshop at this conference that also involved Alex Forrest, mind from the U . s . Firefighters of Winnipeg Local 867. The workshop was described inside a marketing sales brochure like a discussion about how exactly that model is “continuously threatened by single-role EMS providers and misinformed leaders.” 

Keith Labossiere, MGEU’s lawyer, stated Lane’s participation in this workshop compromised his relationship with paramedics. 

“Because the leader from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, he’s designed to lead by example rather of presenting under an offensive banner,” stated Labossiere, suggesting Lane had jeopardized worker morale and well-being.

“His conduct was discovered to be improper, unwelcome and inappropriate and offensive.”

‘Discriminatory action’

Labossiere stated Lane’s participation such a celebration constitutes “discriminatory action” and runs resistant to the city’s sincere workplace policy, while breaching work Safety and health Act. An outdoors investigator hired through the city agreed.

Inside a 39-page report according to interviews with 155 people, the investigator initially stated the brochure’s wording fell inside the parameters from the city’s respect in workplace policy, but later altered her finding.

Arbitrator Arnie Peltz presided over Wednesday’s hearing. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

John Jacobs, the city’s work lawyer, noted the main apologized for his participation soon after the grievance was filed, on November. 10, 2016. He stated the dispute arrives, partly, to “social difficulties” between people of these two unions.

He noted Lane didn’t produce the sales brochure.

“The main were built with a hands developing the sales brochure however it was drafted by another person,” Jacobs stated.

Rather of alleviating tension, the apology “put gasoline around the fire,” stated Labossiere, who known as it insincere.

His true colours shined through and eventually made matters worse.– Keith Labossiere

“As he did eventually explain, his true colours shined though and ultimately made matters worse,” he stated.

The union is requesting declaratory relief in addition to damages in the city to union executives, the union itself, and also the 156 paramedics for that breach from the policy.

The town countered by requesting mediation rather of arbitration.

The hearing recessed as the union considered the city’s offer.

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