In local news again, the City Council has ratified a new contract between the City and the Firefighters' Union. Here's the City's Press Release:
GUELPH, ON, March 30, 2011 – Guelph City Council ratified a negotiated settlement between the City of Guelph and the Guelph Professional Firefighters’ Association (GPFFA) at its Monday night meeting.
The GPFFA ratified the same three year collective agreement, effective January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012 at its association meeting on March 28, 2011.
The settlement contained wage and salary increases of 2.82 per cent January 1 2010; 2 per cent January 1, 2011; 0.09 per cent July 1, 2011; 2 percent January 1, 2012; and 0.09 per cent July 1, 2012. The three year contract also contains modest benefit changes to extended health care and dental to more closely align GPFFA benefits with other employee groups at the City of Guelph.
Guelph Professional Firefighters represents a total of 144 Guelph employees in the Guelph Fire Department.