By Kevin Rollason
The Winnipeg Free Press
SPRINGFIELD, Canada — They are volunteers and have full-time jobs elsewhere, but firefighters in the Rural Municipality of Springfield have become the first such fire department in the province to be granted the right to form a union.
The Manitoba Labour Board made the ruling last week in a 10-page written decision after holding hearings earlier this summer and hearing from the firefighters themselves and representatives of the municipality, which is located just beyond the eastern border of Winnipeg.
Canadian volunteer firefighters win right to unionize