Burlington Firefighter Collective Agreement

There are 197 burlington Fire Department employees under this collective agreement, who are represented by IAFF in 1552. The last agreement expired on 31 December 2017 and this new five-year agreement will apply from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022. “We are very pleased to have been able to freely negotiate the contract without having to resort to the arbitration system. The discussions were professional, respectful and thorough, which is a testament to the positive working relationships that exist in the department. It`s comparable to settlements in other communities, so I think the deal is fair and reasonable, both for firefighters and for temper payers. Together with the Treaty, which expires on 31 December 2022, it also gives us budgetary security for the mandate of this Council. ” – David Lazenby, Burlington Fire Chief Burlington, Ont. – July 16, 2019 – Monday, July 15 A five-year agreement has been reached at City Council with the City of Burlington and the Burlington Professional Firefighters Association. The freely negotiated agreement provides for an average monetary increase of 1.75% per year over five years and includes performance improvements corresponding to comparable municipalities. Certain negotiated benefits and salary savings are included in the agreement to offset performance improvement costs. I am very pleased that the City of Burlington and the Burlington Professional Firefighters Association have reached a five-year agreement that is fair to all parties and our taxpayers. It was the first time in 20 years that there was unanimous support from the Council and, for the first time recently, there was a voluntarily negotiated agreement on an expensive, time-consuming and time-consuming arbitration process. Each side gave a little to find an agreement.

Well done to everyone involved. Our service provider manages the City of Burlington`s long-term health, dental, life insurance and disability plans. The city has four unions and one group of non-unionized workers. The services for each group of employees are unique to meet the needs of a diverse workforce. Benefits are available to all full-time and part-time workers who work an average of 28 hours per week. The city pays 100% of the premiums, including family insurance. Please see the City of Burlington`s press release. We know that it is important to offer a wide range of benefits and services to meet the needs of our many workforces.

1:75% per year. The 5-year salary increase seems like a good deal for taxpayers, but what is the cost of improving benefits. You need to know the total cost of billing. Full disclosure! The Council still considers that the Council should consider the regional consolidation of the fire brigades with a view to achieving possible cost savings. . . .

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