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HRM, Firefighters Reach Tentative Agreement
(Tuesday, May 16/2000)-- Halifax Regional Municipality and its 400 full-time firefighters have reached agreement on a new four-year labour contract.
The new agreement, which expires in May, 2004, has been ratified by Members of Halifax Regional Council and members of Local 268 of the International Association of Firefighters.
An official signing ceremony is expected to be held within a month.
The new agreement provides significantly increased flexibility to meet the operating needs of the Fire and Emergency Service, including:
|Fiscal Year||1st Class Firefighter||Increase|
|June 1, 2000||$46,920||2 per cent|
|September 1, 2000||$48,328||3 per cent|
|September 1, 2001||$49,777||3 per cent|
|September 1, 2002||$51,271||3 per cent|
|September 1, 2003||$52,552||2.5 per cent|
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HRM, Chief Negotiator