OMERS 2023 Increase

OMERS

From OMERS News/Pension News OMERS pensioners to receive an increase of 6.00% in 2023 November 17, 2022 For benefits earned on or before December 31, 2022, OMERS uses the average of the CPI for the 12-month period ending in October and compares it to the average for the same period …

Toy Drive Volunteers (2022)

3888 UNION NOTICE: #22-117Monday October 17, 2022Subject: Toy Drive-Volunteers Needed Hello everyone, we are approaching our peak time of year and are looking for volunteers. We have decided to run a volunteer orientation session to meet and greet all of you, as well as ensure the smooth operation of the …

Ontario Retired Fire Fighters Association

Notice of our Annual Fall Membership Meeting. Date: Monday, September 19, 2022 Time: 12:00 pm. Location: IRISH SHEBEEN Pub 5555 Eglinton Ave. W. (East of Dixie Road) Etobicoke, ON M9C 5M1 Tel: 416-695-9178 (Map – http://mapq.st/2IWc6Fc) Please come out and participate in the discussion and support your organization’s efforts and …

Highland Creek Legion Branch 258

Branch 258 opened its new location at 305 Morrish Road on September 16th, 2022 with an open house for its members. The site was formerly owned by the Salvation Army and after renovations and some updating, the building is quite spectacular. The main hall has pool tables, shuffleboard, dart boards, …

Closing Time

As with all things, time takes its toll and this month will see the Highland Creek Legion (RCL Branch 258) close its doors on Lawson Road. Scarborough Fire Fighters held their monthly meetings there for many years along with the annual Christmas party. Many important discussions took place at the …

Unreasonable for Toronto to dismiss firefighters…

Unreasonable for Toronto to dismiss firefighters over vaccine status, arbitrator saysIn a victory for 13 firefighters who lost their jobs over vaccine status, a labour arbitrator ruled that Toronto’s enforcement of its vaccination policy was not reasonable, setting a potential precedent for other fired workers By Christine Dobby Business Reporter – …

IARC/WHO – Occupational Cancers

“The IARC working group found that “occupational exposure as a fire fighter causes cancer.” The IARC found sufficient evidence for cancer in humans for mesothelioma and bladder cancer, and limited evidence for several other cancers. For decades, the IARC had classified fire fighter occupational exposures as “Group 2B” meaning the …

1960 Scarborough Acceptance Letter

Here’s a little trip down memory lane… I think most remember how much their starting salary was. In July of 1980, it was about $14,100. This acceptance letter shows it being a little bit less in 1960! In case you are wondering, today a TFS probationary firefighter starts at $69,847 …