Wednesday, June 28, 2006

There is no way this could have been anticipated


Thousands of city employees are expecting a pay hike similar to the 13% boost councillors gave themselves, says a union official.

“Our members are looking at that (council raise), like police members are,” said Dave Loken, liaison representative for the Coalition of Edmonton Civic Unions.

“They’ll want us to deliver something around the same amount. But that remains to be seen.”

Loken’s comments came a day after the cop union slammed city hall’s latest contract offer of 3%, followed by boosts of 3.5% and 4%.

Staff Sgt. Peter Ratcliff, president of the Edmonton Police Association, said police should be paid on par with counterparts in the RCMP, who earn 6% more, and with Calgary.

1 comment:

John Murney said...

I wonder how Redmonton City Council will get out of this pickle!

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