City firefighters get new contract

By Stephen Betts | Jun 12, 2018
Photo by: Stephen Betts

Rockland — Rockland firefighters and emergency medical staff have a new contract.

The Rockland City Council unanimously approved Monday evening, June 11, a three-year contract that will grant 1 percent raises in each of the next two years and 2 percent in the final year of the pact.

The firefighters and EMTs had already ratified the agreement.

The pay scale for the emergency workers ranges from a base of $835 per week to $958 for an employee with more than 25 years' experience. Paramedics get an additional $68 per week stipend. The average workweek is 56 hours.

The employees pay for 20 percent of their health insurance premiums and the city picks up the remainder.

Negotiations have begun with the Teamsters -- who represent most of the municipal workers -- but City Manager Tom Luttrell said Tuesday, June 12, that an agreement is still a way away. This includes police, public services and clerical workers.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jun 12, 2018 15:23

City employees deserve good pay and good recognition for the sacrifices they make away from their families to benefit the townspeople. What would the townspeople do without the Paramedics'?

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