A Little Bit About Us
A Little Bit About Us
Celebrating 60 Years of service to our members and community – 1955-2015.
The Mississauga Fire Fighters Association is the Union that represents the nearly 700 Fire and Emergency Service providers and support staff in the City of Mississauga. We are Local 1212 of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
The City of Mississauga borders the western edge of the City of Toronto, and has a population of over 750,000
Our members include over 600 fire suppression personnel, including Fire Fighters, Fire Captains, and District Chiefs, operating over 30 front line vehicles. Members also include support staff including Training Officers, Dispatch Personnel, Clerical staff, Vehicle and Building Maintenance personnel and more! Approximately 40 members work from the Mississauga City Hall as Fire Prevention Officers, Inspectors and Clerical, Plans Examiners and Public Education staff.
Our Union Executive
The Union Executive Consists of 6 Elected Officers, President, Vice-President , Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Officer and an Executive Assistant. A shop steward network of 23 elected Stewards as well as appointed committee chairpersons, form the Union Executive Committee. The Union Executive also selects members to form committees who work on behalf of the Association.
In The City of Mississauga we work for one of the, if not the most, “fiscally responsible” municipalities in the Province of Ontario. In that light, negotiations over several years were fruitless for us. Except for one ‘Social Contract’ settlement and a 1985 settlement, there was nearly a 20 year stretch where this Municipality and the Association did not negotiate a Contract. We did however, make gains and preserve threatened benefits in the Arbitration forum.
We have been able to negotiate successive contracts from 1999-2010. We trialed a 24 hour work schedule and have secured the 3-6-9 service pay for our members. An arbitrated award covered the years of 2011-2014 where the 24 hour shift trial became permanent. A consent award covered the years of 2015-2017. Post 65 benefits has become a primary goal of future negotiations. Stay tuned.
Occupational Health and Safety
Representatives from our membership form one half of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, whose mandate is to oversee, in terms of occupational health and safety, all actions and equipment, and to encourage all of our members to work as safely as possible. Our committee members (Labour Members) are all certified by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. We, as a committee, can make recommendations to the employer regarding any aspect of our work or equipment that could be made safer or improved from a health and safety standpoint. The committee meets regularly to review health and safety concerns, we review all workplace accident reports and vehicle accident reports filed by our members.
Workers Compensation Committee
Our members are encouraged to utilize the services of our Workplace Safety & Insurance Board Committee whenever they are injured at work. The committee is in place to assist in claims reporting, approval, and if necessary adjudication. They can assist, and should be informed anytime a member is sent documents requesting medical or functional abilities information. Even for injuries sustained off the job, our WSIB Committee can advise on how to proceed to ‘modified work duties’ if faced with this.
This committee also files all accident and exposure reports that are made by our members.
The Mississauga Fire Fighters Association Local 1212 Benevolent Fund is a charitable organization that raises funds for the purpose of helping those less fortunate than ourselves. See their pages for what they’re all about!
Thanks for learning a bit about what we are all about!