Mississauga issues $1.3 billion in construction permits

Mississauga issues $1.3 billion in construction permits
Mississauga issues $1.3 billion in construction permits
The group is lobbying for greater consideration of the economic and fiscal impact of an arbitrator’s decision on municipal budgets.

The total hit to the municipal budget is $11.7 million. The retroactive payments to staff will occur in March 2018.

The 7.3 per cent raise will cover from Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2017. The end-rate salary for a 1st class firefighter is now $97,334, in line with Brampton, Toronto and Oakville fire.

According to AMO, if police and fire personnel had received the same economic adjustment as other municipal employees from 2010 to 2014, the cumulative savings would have been $485 million.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has been advocating for the province to overhaul the interest arbitration process, claiming it awards unions pay raises that are disproportionate and stretch municipal budgets too thin.

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