Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Andrei Nutty unions

The good old days of the "class struggle" have come and gone but some relics still hang in there and occasionally find a way of making themselves felt.

So it is in Invercargill where the Fire Engines are currently left outside because of "dangerous fumes" in the firehouse garage.

I would have thought the risks from fumes while parking a fire truck after a call out would be at the lower end of the spectrum of the hazards a firefighter faces in his daily employment but there you go the union deems otherwise.

I have a simple and elegant solution to this impasse though - firefighters are equipped with breathing apparatus for those occasions when they encounter toxic fumes in the course of their regular duties.

So why don't they just don this gear when they park their trucks in the garage?

Problem solved.

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