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South African Firefighters get paid according to Alberta Laws

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
South African Firefighters get paid according to Alberta Laws

Photo courtesy of Air Canada

Story by Jaryn Vecchio

The South African firefighters who came here to help during the wildfire have finally been paid, according to Alberta Laws.

Originally arriving in Edmonton on May 29th, dancing, singing, bringing pride, they flew up to Fort McMurray just two days later and quickly left after just eight days of work fighting the fire.

The reason was a big dispute over pay.

Originally they were only receiving $50 dollars for a 12 hour shift.

In Alberta, any firefighter should be getting anything from $21 to $25 dollars an hour for pay.

At the time, this caused a big dispute which lead to the firefighters to stop working and leave on June 8th.

The Alberta Government confirmed on Thursday that they were paid according to Alberta Laws.

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