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Friday, December 4, 2009

Firefighters and Police Officers Score Huge Victory

A huge victory for firefighters and police officers in New Brunswick. They are now exempt from the three day waiting period in the Workers' Compensation Act. The act contains a provision that anyone injured on the job must wait 72 hours before compensation is paid to an injured worker.

The new rule will apply to nearly 470 active police officers and almost 4,800 full-time and volunteer firefighters working around the Province.