Firefighters contracts ratified

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MANCHESTER, NH — On Tuesday night the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to ratify contracts with the Association of Fire Supervisors and Professional Fire Fighters Association.  Following the vote, Mayor Craig eleased the following statement:


“I’m pleased the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to ratify the Manchester Association of Fire Supervisors and the Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Association contracts this evening.

Our firefighters risk their lives to keep our residents safe. They run into situations most of us would run away from, and see things on a daily basis most people would rather not think about. They have long been on the front lines in our city’s struggle with opioids. Their leadership and service implementing the Safe Station program have completely changed the landscape for those who are seeking treatment and recovery. And to-date, they’ve helped more than 4,000 people.

I’m glad we were able to find common ground and agree to a sustainable, fair and equitable contract for our firefighters and our city taxpayers – that also adheres to the tax cap. This certainly wasn’t an easy process, now, we are able to move forward and work together to serve our community more effectively.”


Jeff Duval, President of  Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF, Local 856, issued the following statement.

With the majority of our membership approving the CBA changes,  the Local is pleased that the BMA has given it final approval.

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