Guelph Fire Collective Agreement

September 21st, 2021

Firefighters with Guelph Fire Department also received an additional payment in 2018 as a retroactive payment from the previous collective agreement. This retroactive payment resulted in a higher than usual number of firefighters on the so-called sunshine ruse of public sector employees who paid $100,000 or more in 2018. The work program updates at the end of each month a list of collective agreements expiring this year, which includes 500 or more employees in provincial courts and 100 or more workers in federal courts. Clack said the reimbursement the city will have to reimburse firefighters in return is expected and allocated in the 2019 budget. Clack said there are currently no plans to reduce the level of service or the number of firefighters employed by the city. “There is no intention on our part to reduce the number of firefighters we have, it is not something that is being considered,” Clack said. As a result of the negotiations, first-class firefighters will receive a salary of $99,125 as of January 1, 2018 and will increase each year. By the fifth year of the agreement, the base salary of a first-class firefighter rises to $US 106,809. A challenge in the last round of bargaining, Clack said, was to be competitive with rising salaries for other firefighters across the province. In the decision, the arbitrators cited comparisons of negotiations in Cambridge, Mississauga and Barrie. A collective agreement between the City and the Guelph Professional Fire Fighters Association (GPFFA) expired on December 31, 2017. Since then, the two sides have been working to work out a new agreement. On 18 An interest rate arbitration procedure between the two parties ended on 1 March.

In Budget 2019, the City provided $42 million for the Guelph Police Service and $26.5 million $US for the Guelph Fire Department. Of the $26.5 million firefighters` budget, more than $25 million is spent on salaries, salaries and benefits. The university and USW Local 4120 ratified their renewal collective agreement on September 14, 2020. Please register to access USW Local 4120 Memorandum of Agreement. As of July 1, 2017, the base salary of a first-rate firefighter was $US 97,290. Clack said the increase in base salaries is largely due to the fact that it has followed similar increases in other municipalities. CUPE Local 1334 Unit 1 is the sole exclusive bargaining agent for all interims employed at the University of Guelph Library in the City of Guelph for no more than twenty-four (24) hours per week. .

“Many of them are advocating for decisions made elsewhere in the province and issues that go beyond Guelph in terms of what they see in other jurisdictions,” Clack said. . . .

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