While no other Ontario firefighter earns such a high base salary, Ramagnano said of overall compensation, including benefits such as sick days in bankruptcy and paid service operations, Toronto firefighters are the lowest paid paramedics in the city. The Toronto Fire Department had not had a contract since 2014, when talks between the association and the City failed. As of July 2017, the base salary of a first-rate firefighter will be $97,910 per year, about $8,000 a year more than in the previous collective agreement. Since the new agreement only covers until 2018, Ramagnano said he hoped the next collective agreement could be reached through negotiation rather than going to arbitration. Retroactive pay increases will be paid within 90 days to the city`s 3,000 firefighters, the arbitration decision says. This means that most of the increase in the costs of the new agreement must be paid in a lump sum. Toronto Firefighters have a new collective agreement that cements them as the province`s highest-paid firefighters in terms of base pay. Friday`s decision following an arbitration between the city and the Toronto Professional Firefighters Association also maintains the long-standing practice of raising firefighters` salaries at a lock on police salaries. Being ready for winter is a team effort, and with any man, this season can be safer for everyone. Mr. Ramagnano also reported a decrease in pay on statutory public holidays and a two-hour work week longer than that of Toronto police officers. The new contract is valid for 2015-18.
The arbitration award represents an increase of approximately 8.5 per cent over four years. Most of these increases are loaded at the front of the four-year period. In 2018, wages will only increase by about half a percent this year. – Flexible schedules – Good experience in working with inept children and senior management who feel threatened by their lack of knowledge. Many are about to retire and have worked on the system to their advantage and now know they are too expensive to buy them. Hr is not there to help staff – so no support. Low pay for middle/higher positions, high mandatory pensions, limited opportunities for internal growth, unionized (non-management) staff, very few opportunities for initiative and innovation, the complacent environment “By 2018, we will be at exactly the same level as the Toronto police, we will simply follow a slightly different path to get there,” Ramangnano said.