Arbitration looms in Toronto contract negotiations

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Arbitration looms in Toronto contract negotiations

Postby web-chief » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:07 am

TORONTO, ON -

The ballooning Toronto police budget isn’t the only pressure on city finances — firefighter salaries are fanning the fiscal flames and few expect looming arbitration to provide relief.

Municipalities, including Toronto, blame arbitrators for awarding wages and benefits to emergency service workers that exceed other public sector contracts and Canada’s rate of inflation.

The process is called interest arbitration. Municipalities and unions representing employees who can’t strike turn to it when they are unable to agree to a new contract.
Source: The Toronto Star (click for full story)

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