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Over One thousand fire Service trainee’s sacked without pay

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Over one thousand recruits of the ghana National fire Service (GNFS) have been asked to go home without pay by authorities until any notice without being paid any allowance throughout their 3-month intensive service to the nation.

A letter intercepted by and signed by Edwin Ekow Blankson, Chief fire Officer disclosed that the affected persons were among the forth batch of cadets and recruits undergoing training in all the regions who are asked to prevent henceforth

Some aggrieved recruits and trainee officers say they saw the letter circulating on social media which they later confirmed from their authorities to be true stating that “The attachment period for all prospective recruits and cadets in the fourth batch who are currently hooked up to the various fire Stations in the regions ends on friday, 5 April, 2019”.

The letter further directed the batches 1st, 2nd and 3rd batches who have received appointment letters and are being paid allowances to stay at post.

The letter is dated 1st april, 2019 states categorically that solely recruits whose documents can be authenticated will be called back for training which implies that those who rendered service for 3 months and could not meet the requirements will have no allowance.

According to the sacked recruits, they need been unfairly treated since they have not been paid a dime ever since they were engaged for attachment in November/December 2018.



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