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Pact with firefighters on agenda

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM

A resolution to approve the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the city of Norwalk and local firefighters’ union will be discussed during the council work session tonight.

The proposed CBA between the city and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local No. 1199 will be effective from Jan. 1 of this year through Sept. 30, 2021, according to the agenda. The item is listed as new business to be addressed by council members.

Items listed and detailed in the agreement include such topics as hours and schedules, wage rights and compensation, the grievance procedure, mileage allowance, life insurance, on-duty injuries, civil, funeral military and sick leaves, vacation and physical fitness.

Council, in February, approved the CBA with the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. It calls for a 2.5-percent increase annually for three years starting Jan. 1 of this year and runnning through Dec. 31, 2021. Negotiations started in September or October.

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