Firefighters reach tentative deal with city

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City firefighters have reached a tentative agreement with the city, their union says.

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City firefighters have reached a tentative agreement with the city, their union says.

The United Firefighters of Winnipeg announced the deal Wednesday afternoon on Twitter.

“As chair of the negotiating committee and on behalf of the executive, I would like to announce that we have a tentative settlement with the city of Winnipeg on our collective agreement,” president Alex Forrest said in a statement tweeted from the union’s account.

BORIS MINKEVICH/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES The United Firefighters of Winnipeg president Alex Forrest said in a statement tweeted from the union's account that the firefighters have reached a tentative agreement with the city.

The union will hold ratification votes Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple.

News of a deal comes as welcome development after a winter of discontent between the city and much of its unionized labour.

A month ago, the police association become the third civic union to go to binding arbitration to settle a collective agreement, joining the firefighters and the union that represents middle management and professional staff.

Negotiations with the city’s largest union — CUPE 500 — were suspended but resumed with the help of a provincially appointed conciliator. Its contract, as well as those for police and firefighters, expired in December. The middle-management contract expired more than a year ago.

 

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Updated on Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:26 AM CDT: Corrects timing of announcement

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