São Vicente: Group of firefighters who are waiting to retire demonstrates and promises to take the city council to court

Mindelo, September 25th (Inforpress) – Five of the six municipal firefighters who say they have been harmed in their reform process demonstrated today on the streets of the city of Mindelo and, through the union that represents them, promise to take the City Council of São Vicente to court

According to trade unionist Heidy Andrade, Siacsa’s representative in São Vicente, the situation of these six firefighters, one of whom is undergoing treatment abroad, who have had their risk and shift allowances, totalling 18,000 escudos each, removed from their salaries.

As the same source explained, the situation of these firefighters worsened after the demonstration they held on December 27th last year and, “as retaliation”, last March their subsidies were withdrawn, when this group had already I was at home waiting for the renovation process to be completed.

“It was a reprisal on the part of the mayor, but we left the message to him that he is not above the law, which states that this group of firefighters should continue to receive risk and shift allowances until the process is completed”, maintained the same source.



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