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City and firefighters’ union head to arbitration

Provincially-appointed conciliator issues “no board” report Guelph, ON, June 26, 2015 – Last night the City and the union representing Guelph’s 165 firefighters—the Guelph Professional Firefighters’ Association (GPFFA)—received a “no board” report from the Ministry of Labour conciliator. The report states the conciliator is unable to reach a negotiated agreement between the City and the GPFFA. The next step is to move forward through the interest arbitration process to reach a resolution. “Council is disappointed that a freely negotiated contract was not reached,” said Mayor Cam Guthrie. “Council’s mandate was clear, and we felt the mandate was fair to both firefighters and taxpayers. We cannot accept the current proposals from the GPFFA under any circumstances.” The GPFFA’s proposals include benefits exceeding those in all eight… Continue reading City and firefighters’ union head to arbitration