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Airport firefighters file grievance with CSC

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - 14 airport aircraft rescue firefighters have filed a grievance with the Civil Service Commission. The personnel are fighting for backwages, as they allege they've been performing the duties of other positions in acting capacities but were never compensated.

Attorney Jackie Taitano Terlaje, who represents the ARRF personnel, told KUAM News, "Essentially, the firefighters are filling acting capacity positions because the airport is in such a condition that there is insufficient manpower and this is what we've been telling the public, we've been telling the airport this since May of last year. Something needs to be done about the airport, the airport's safety and GIAA's compliance with the law."

The personnel also have another grievance pending over overtime hours cut due to austerity measures. The CSC will hear the status of those negotiations at a hearing next week Wednesday.

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