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District of Sooke, firefighters union ratify new collective agreement

November 11, 2022  By FFIC Staff


Nov. 11, 2022, Sooke, B.C. – The district of Sooke and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 4841 have announced the ratification of a new Collective Agreement. The parties reached a tentative agreement on Oct. 5  and have since ratified the agreement in separate processes.

Negotiations for the four-year agreement were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A strength of the agreement is the investment in mental health support and the reallocation of resources to continue to improve response times.

Wage increases reflect the average of similar departments on Vancouver Island at 2.5 to three per cent  per year.

The agreement is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2020 and expires on Dec. 31, 2023.

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