A video posted to social media by a past President of the London Professional Fire Fighters Association has likely left two top City officials hot under the collar.
John Hassan posted a video to Twitter on Sunday, accusing the City Manager and head of Human Resources of ruining City Hall.
The video is less than a minute long, and begins with Hassan displaying a list of his career milestones.
— John Hassan (@scubaguy62) January 1, 2017
Hassan said that lately the question has been asked who is running City Hall, but the more appropriate question is who is ruining City Hall.
He then displays a congratulatory retirement card from City Hall, signed by city manager Art Zuidema and Chief Human Resources Officer Veronica McAlea Major.
Hassan identifies them as the culprits ruining City Hall, and said he won’t miss working. He also said they are likely two of the top reasons he took his retirement six years before he needed to.
The video then shows Hassan destroying the card by running it through his paper shredder.
Zuidema and McAlea Major have yet to comment publicly on the video.
Hassan officially retired Saturday following close to three decades in firefighting, with many years spent as the head of the union. Hassan stepped down as the President of the union about a year prior to his retirement.
The LPFFA has been without a contract since 2010 and remain deadlocked with the city in what is now considered to be the longest contract dispute in Canadian fire fighting history.
While arbitration hearings are set to resume this month, it’s possible a deal may not be reached until 2019.