The only solution, In order to consider that 116 Kamloops firefighters at $100,000 in base salary in 2018 would increase to 150 or more in 2018, linking the negotiations of the International Association of Fire Fighters at the local level to mandatory conciliation and/or illegally leading to wage increases, in order to make tax increases without a pre-vote by donors. The agreement provides for wage increases of 2.5 per cent per year, which is considered the standard for firefighters in B.C. A protocol between local firefighters, the B.C, emergency services and 9-1-1 emergency services, provides that firefighters should be first responders in the case of an ambulance. Because cities do not want to risk losing fire protection due to a strike, if labour negotiations are interrupted during collective bargaining, unresolved issues will be forwarded to B.C. The main culprit for the incidence of an increasing number of Kamloops firefighters who have climbed rapidly above or above $100,000 is the B.C. Fire and Police Services Collective Bargaining Act. The Conservative think tank reports that between 1997 and 2012, the number of firefighters in Ontario increased by 36.3 per cent, but the number of fires decreased by 41.1 per cent. Meanwhile, in Ontario, fire calls decreased by 15.3 per cent, while the number of non-fire-related calls increased by 23.8 per cent. The local firefighters` union had been out of contract since January 1, 2015. The main consideration of arbitrators is “comparability” with other firefighters throughout the country, although reference to the local economic situation is also mandatory. Local 913 of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) today, December 15, delivered its final vote on the 5-year retroactive agreement, which will last until 2019.
KFR Deputy Fire Chief Mike Adams said the agreement has made adjustments to allow for future expansions. IAFF Local 913 President Kris Krutop said the agreement will also help fill some gaps in employment for shipping.