Source: The Toronto Star (click for full story)TORONTO, ON -
The ballooning Toronto police budget isnt 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 Canadas rate of inflation.
The process is called interest arbitration. Municipalities and unions representing employees who cant strike turn to it when they are unable to agree to a new contract.
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