City and firefighters ratified new collective agreement

NANAIMO – First time since mid 1990s parties have reached agreement ahead of existing collective agreement expiry date.

The City of Nanaimo and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 905 have ratified a new three-year collective agreement covering the period from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019.

The agreement, announced Friday, includes wage increases of 2.5 per cent each year, which is the pattern for IAFF settlements established throughout the province.

This is the first time since the mid-1990 the parties have reached agreement in advance of the existing collective agreement’s expiry date.

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