Moncton`s last collective agreement, in 2016, saw wage increases of 2.97 per cent annually for four years, much like in Fredericton and Saint John. In its 2019 agreement with the provincial government, the city commits to undertake a series of reforms, including “escalating wages and/or various restrictive covenants” in future collective agreements. Craig Melvin, the local president of the Saint John Fire Department, could not be reached for a statement. Currently, a top-notch contabulator in Saint John earns 94,627 $US. Older firefighters receive 92,275 $US. RCMP officers across Canada have recently unionized, but have not yet begun to negotiate their first collective agreement. A spokesperson sent Holder an email saying it was “extraordinary that municipalities are working with stakeholders, including unions representing the New Brunswick police and firefighters. Country. Gary Sullivan, who sits on both the police and finance committees, said he hoped to keep wage increases as close to zero per cent as possible for both police and firefighters. Fredericton police will earn 97,359 $US in 2020, while firefighters in the capital are already earning 88,974 $US. The city`s firefighters` union was targeting annual increases of 3.25 percent plus an additional 12 percent to close a pay gap between firefighters and those in comparable municipalities. This system allows research into collective agreements and arbitration awards with keywords in both official languages. Through its extensive research functions, CARS is an invaluable tool for collective bargaining negotiators and managers, conciliation officers and mediators, as well as labour relations practitioners in general.
Moncton Firefighters receive 85,582 $US. As in Saint John, their contract expires at the end of December. Municipal police and fire unions are not allowed to strike in the province. If negotiations fail, arbitration will be used to secure a new collective agreement. This online database provides information and is user-friendly. The user has unlimited access to the current/previous agreements and all arbitration awards that are subject to the division. The user will also be allowed to do historical research. This year, collective agreements with the Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John fire unions are coming to an end, resulting in a new round of negotiations. The Collective Retrieval System Agreement (CARS) is an online search engine for collective agreements and arbitration awards that has been submitted to the Division of Labour Relations.