BATH TWP.: Trustees have unanimously approved a new three-year contract between the township and the Bath Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 4130 AFL-CIO.
According to interim Administrator Bill Snow, the contract is "a product of a lot of work."
The contract includes a 1 percent increase in pay for both 2013 and 2014, as well as a 2 percent increase in 2015. The latter wage increase is negotiable should other bargaining units or administrative staff not receive a wage increase for that year. Conversely, should any other employee group receive a wage increase greater than those specified in this contract, the firefighters would receive the same percentage rate of increase.
Among the other items listed in the contract are the wage rates to be paid in 26 equal installments.
"We had nothing but a positive conversation on the issues," said Snow.