Burnaby Firefighters Collective Agreement

Burnaby Firefighters Reach New Collective Agreement

After months of negotiations, the Burnaby Firefighters have reached a new collective agreement with the city of Burnaby. The agreement aims to address issues such as wages, benefits, and working conditions for firefighters in the city. This new agreement comes after the last agreement expired in December 2019.

One of the key features of the new agreement is that it will provide a wage increase of 2 percent per year, retroactive to January 2020. Additionally, the agreement includes a signing bonus of $2,000 for each full-time firefighter and $1,000 for each part-time firefighter.

In addition to wage increases, the agreement also includes improved benefits for firefighters. One of the most significant changes is a new vision care plan that will cover up to $400 per year for glasses, contacts, and eye exams. The agreement also includes an increase in the amount of extended health benefits that firefighters can access.

The agreement also addresses some important working conditions for firefighters. One of the key changes is the introduction of a new Health and Wellness Program, which will provide firefighters with access to counselling, stress management, and other services to help them manage their physical and mental health.

Another key change is the introduction of a new shift schedule that aims to improve firefighters’ work-life balance. The new schedule will allow firefighters to work longer shifts but have more time off between shifts, which will help reduce the impact of work on their personal lives.

Overall, the new agreement represents a significant step forward for Burnaby firefighters. It addresses some of the key issues that firefighters face and provides them with improved wages, benefits, and working conditions. The agreement will help ensure that firefighters in Burnaby are equipped to provide the best possible service to the community.