South African fire fighters battling the blazes raging across the Alberta Province in Canada, have gone on a wage strike.
A contingent of around 300 fire fighters were dispatched through Working On Fire South Africa – a government-funded, job-creation programme focusing on implementing Integrated Fire Management.
The fire fighters became an overnight internet sensation when they erupted into song and dance when arriving in Canada.
In a media statement released by Working on Fire via Twitter. The programme’s senior management team will fly to Canada to quote, “address the fire fighters’ concerns and help with the smooth demobilization of our fire fighters..”, read the full statement below.
This notice is intended to update you about the current situation and plans to return our fire fighters back home. pic.twitter.com/qMDCGi4qUm
— Working on Fire (@wo_fire) June 9, 2016