The City of Vernon has reached a new contract with the International Association of Firefighters from Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 31, 2015.
The new collective agreement extends the terms of the previous agreement, which expired Dec. 31, 2012, with the exception of a small number of negotiated clauses as well as a revised pay schedule.
The agreement makes provision for a 2.5 per cent salary increase for each year, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
“The Vernon Professional Firefighters Association is happy with the new agreement that provides a fair wage for the membership,” said Brent Bond, union president.“We are pleased we could come to a negotiated settlement.”
“We were encouraged by both parties working hard to reach an MOA to the end of 2015,” added Mayor Akbal Mund.
Negotiations will recommence early fall for the period beyond Jan. 1, 2016.
Look for more in Wednesday’s Morning Star.